The Clark County district attorney’s office is still considering charges against the 32-year-old Las Vegas man who shot a teenager twice after a traffic accident Tuesday.
Las Vegas police have recommended Scott Michael Eakens be charged with one count of attempted murder for shooting a 17-year-old in a parking lot on McLeod Drive, near Patrick Lane. Tess Driver, assistant to the Clark County district attorney, said Wednesday that the office is waiting on more information from police before making a decision.
Eakens was at the intersection of Sunset Road and Eastern Avenue on Tuesday evening when his Jeep Grand Cherokee was hit from behind by a 17-year-old male driving a black Ford F-150, police said. The teenager drove away and pulled into the parking lot. A passenger in the teen’s truck told police the driver was using his cellphone when he ran into Eakens’ Jeep and also said the driver had taken two prescription painkillers earlier Tuesday.
According to his arrest report, Eakens called 911 and then tried to locate the black truck so he could get its license plate number. Witnesses directed Eakens to the parking lot, where he found the teenager inspecting the front of the truck.
Eakens told police he parked his Jeep behind the truck to block it from driving away. As he unbuckled his seat belt, the 17-year-old got back in his truck and reversed, ramming the truck into the side of Eakens’ vehicle.
Eakens, a licensed concealed weapons permit owner, told police he feared for his life when he fired his weapon. The driver of the truck was hit twice, once in the head and once in the ear. Police described the injuries as not life-threatening.
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