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Ex-boyfriend expected to survive shooting in east Las Vegas

Updated October 15, 2019 - 11:50 am

Las Vegas police believe a man was acting in self-defense Monday night when he shot his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend inside an east Las Vegas apartment.

About 7:15 p.m., a woman and her boyfriend were inside an apartment on the 1400 block of North Sandhill Road when the woman’s former boyfriend tried to kick the door in, prompting the current boyfriend to open fire, according to Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon.

Police found the ex-boyfriend a few buildings away, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Gordon said.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition but was expected to survive. He has not been identified.

The woman’s current boyfriend was detained at the scene for questioning but was later released. Metro spokesman Larry Hadfield said Tuesday that the case will be submitted to the Clark County district attorney’s office for review.

Contact Alexis Egeland at aegeland@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexis_egeland on Twitter.

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