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Las Vegas police arrest woman accused of fatally shooting neighbor

Updated October 27, 2020 - 10:45 pm

Las Vegas police have arrested a woman accused of fatally shooting her neighbor Saturday night following a dispute in the central valley.

Toalian Banks, 34, was arrested Monday, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department. Clark County Detention Center records show she is being held without bail on charges of open murder with a deadly weapon, carrying or concealing a weapon without a permit and a parole violation.

The parole violation stems from a 2019 District Court case in which she was found guilty of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm. She was sentenced in February to three years probation, which was revoked after her arrest Monday.

Police said the neighbors in Saturday’s shooting had an ongoing dispute over a barking dog at an apartment complex on the 2900 block of Marlin Avenue, near U.S. Highway 95 and Eastern Avenue.

The Clark County coroner’s office on Monday identified the victim as Marcus Dumpson, 31. He died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen and vascular injury, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police believe Dumpson’s girlfriend walked through a courtyard after arriving home from work around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, when Banks started pushing her. Several people intervened, and Banks pepper-sprayed everyone, police said.

“Banks then pulled out a handgun and fired one round striking the victim who was trying to break up the fight,” police said.

She then fled the area in her vehicle, leaving behind her two children, according to police. They are now with Clark County Child Protective Services.

Contact Alex Chhith at achhith@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0290. Follow @alexchhith on Twitter. Review-Journal intern Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.

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