More Charges, Details in SWAT Standoff

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(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Police confirmed they have filed additional charges–including six counts of attempted murder on a police officer–stemming from the daylong standoff in Las Vegas last week in which a woman holding her kids at gunpoint was eventually shot and wounded by a SWAT team.

Sara Jones, 29, is still hospitalized, recovering from a gunshot to her face, fired by a SWAT team member at the conclusion of a nearly 24-hour long ordeal.

The incident began when Jones and her husband were arguing and police arrived at the domestic disturbance call to find the husband leaving the premises with a shotgun, and Jones holding a handgun in front of the residence on Newton Street.

When police asked her to come out, she refused and stayed inside with two small children. Hours later, a gunshot was heard inside and police tried to move into the home, fearing the children had been hurt. When police encountered Jones, she fired a shot at a police officer, hitting him in in the leg. Police returned fire, hitting Jones in the head. She has been charged with various offenses in ansentia as she recovers in a hospital.

Undersheriff Jim Dixon told reporters Wednesday that Jones was holding a gun on her children just before the exchange of gunfire with police.




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