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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:20 PM

Metro (Las Vegas) officer, wife and child dead in apparent double-murder, suicide

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Source: Las Vegas Sun

A Metro Police officer apparently shot himself after killing his wife and child and setting their Boulder City home on fire, authorities said Monday afternoon.

Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said the tragedy unfurled this morning at about 8:20 a.m. when a man called 911, confessed that he had shot his wife and child and said he planned to shoot himself, too. The caller also warned the emergency dispatchers he would shoot any police officer sent to try to stop him.

Paul said Boulder City Police officers arrived within moments of the 911 call to a burning house in the 1300 block of Esther Drive. There, a man armed with a handgun stepped outside the front door of the house. He ignored officers' commands to put down the gun and re-entered the burning home. Shortly afterwards, Paul said, police believe he shot himself.

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Firefighters from Boulder City and Henderson extinguished the fire, and the three bodies including one of a "little boy" have been recovered, Paul said. He said the 52-year-old man and his 46-year-old wife were the primary homeowners, but he would not offer details about what caused the three deaths. The Clark County Coroner will release those details after autopsies are completed.

Read more: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jan/21/fire-possible-homicide-involving-metro-officer-und/

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Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:23 PM

1. So it goes . . .

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:23 PM

2. would he be a "good guy with a gun"? n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:36 PM

3. These are the titles of our news today.

A family destroyer. What leads people to do this? By people I mean white males in American society. What leads these people to destroy life? It is a fact that mental health has never been a more important discussion for our country.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:40 PM

4. Locking, does not meet LBN SOP.

The hosts have had a discussion about local stories involving guns and shootings.

After some internet searching, it seems that this is happening all over the US.

Our decision is that if it is in a local paper then it is a local story and not news of national interest.

If we had posts about every incidence, LBN would be inundated with these types of articles.

Please feel free to post in the Nevada group or GD as long as gun stories are allowed.

There should be notice of all of these shootings, but LBN is not the forum.

Thanks for understanding.

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