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Las Vegas man, 76, accused of shooting homeless woman in head

A 76-year-old Las Vegas man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot a transient woman in the head at close range in an alley.

David Nahmany was booked Tuesday at the Clark County Detention Center in connection with the Monday shooting off Las Vegas Boulevard South, near Charleston Boulevard. Authorities said the septuagenarian knew the woman he is accused of shooting: a homeless woman who previously lived with him for about a month.

According to an arrest report for Nahmany, the woman said she was sitting in an alley in the 1500 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South “when a white van driven by Dave pulled up to her and shot her one time while he was sitting in the driver’s side of the van.”

The bullet entered the top left side of the woman’s head, then exited an inch below. She required only three stitches at a hospital before being released.

Nahmany was arrested in downtown Las Vegas shortly after the shooting while driving a white van. Police found a small revolver in the vehicle, the arrest report said.

A female witness told police that just before the shooting, she encountered a man she identified as Nahmany holding a “a small black revolver in his hand.”

“Nahamany said he was going to go shoot (the victim) when he found her,” the witness told officers, according to the report.

Police did not detail a motive in the arrest report.

With the attempted murder charge, Nahmany is accused of battery with a deadly weapon.

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 12.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0390. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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