Man shoots self in shoulder, ending Las Vegas funeral home lockdown

An armed man who threatened suicide and then shot himself in the shoulder is in police custody after prompting a four-hour barricade at eastern Las Vegas funeral home on Sunday.

At 10 a.m., police responded to reports of a gunman at the Davis Funeral Home at 6200 S. Eastern Ave., near Patrick Lane. Police negotiated with the man, who they said put the gun to his head and stomach multiple times.

Eastern Avenue was shut down in both directions between Sunset Road and Patrick Lane, but has since reopened.

The east-west runway at McCarran International Airport was shut down because of the incident, with air traffic being diverted to the north-south runway, McCarran Airport spokesman Michael Oram said. The runway was open again about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

“A few departing and arriving flights have been delayed,” Oram said. “Depending on the situation, it is unknown how long the delays will last.”

Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said at least 30 flights were delayed.

About 2 p.m., the man “finally gave up,” Gordon said.

The man was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center after his self-inflicted gunshot. Police said his injuries weren’t life-threatening.

Contact Dana Rutkin at or 702-383-0381. Follow @DanadRutkin on Twitter.

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