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Man Beats, Fatally Shoots Grandmother; Prompts Summerlin Standoff

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A man is behind bars after allegedly beating and shooting his elderly grandmother outside a northwest valley home Tuesday afternoon, prompting a more than three-hour standoff with police, according to authorities.

Police responded to the 2100 block of Hennicker Way in Summerlin just after 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to find the victim laying in the street dead from an apparent gunshot wound, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.

At the same time, an accompanying LMVPD air unit spotted the suspect, Bradley Christian Francis, sitting in the backyard of the home armed with a handgun.

The LVMPD SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called in and following talks, finally succeeded in getting Francis to surrender around 8 p.m.

Investigators determined Francis, 45, followed his grandmother outside the house and beat her in the street before shooting her with the handgun. It’s not immediately clear what prompted the attack. The name of the woman, who police said was in her 80s, was not released pending family notification.

Francis was taken to the Clark County Detention Center and booked on one count of murder. The killing was the 128th homicide investigated by LVMPD detectives in 2016.


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