LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Two people were killed and two more were hospitalized after a couple drove to Las Vegas from California and opened fire on an apartment complex in what police described as a domestic dispute, according to authorities.
The shooting happened in the courtyard area of the Desert Pines Townhomes on the 3700 block of East Bonanza Road near North Pecos Road around 8 p.m. Wednesday, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.
A man and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene, while another man and woman were taken to University Medical Center with gunshot wounds. The woman’s injuries were reported to be life-threatening, police said.
The names of the victims were not immediately released pending family notification.
Detectives determined Jawanna Chapman-Doucet, 38; her boyfriend Clarence Wilson, 46; and another man drove from California to Las Vegas to aid a family member of Chapman-Doucet, who had been involved in a domestic dispute.
After arriving, the man with Chapman-Doucet and Wilson got into a fight with a male resident of the house. Chapman-Doucet allegedly left the house, got a handgun from her car and gave it to Wilson. While Chapman-Doucet’s family member and the other passenger were leaving the house, Wilson reportedly fired as many as nine rounds towards the home. All four drove down the street, where they called police and were contacted by officers.
Wilson was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on several charges, including two counts each of murder and attempted murder as discharging a firearm into a home and being a prohibited person in possession of a gun. Chapman-Doucet was also arrested for giving the gun to Wilson.