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Commissioner Collins Faces Gun Charge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County commissioner faces municipal charges for allegedly shooting a gun outside his North Las Vegas home last month.

Commissioner Tom Collins is charged in municipal court with one count of discharging a firearm in the city limits and one count of disturbing the peace.

Collins didn’t immediately return a phone message Wednesday seeking comment.

Las Vegas City Attorney Jeffrey Barr says the charges are consistent with the city’s firm stance against illegal gunfire. Each charge is punishable by a fine of up to $1000 and up to 6 months in jail.

A witness said at least seven shots were fired the night of July 3. Collins hasn’t confirmed whether he fired a gun that night.

Nevada state prosecutors decided against filing charges, citing lack of evidence.

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