A 53-year-old man described by police as schizophrenic and bipolar is being sought as a suspect in the fatal shooting of his son, which happened early Sunday morning.
According to the arrest warrant issued for Jerry Pough Sr., he was in a car with the victim, Jerry Pough Jr., after watching a boxing match with family and friends. The two argued and police believe the father shot the son multiple times.
The Clark County coroner’s office identified the victim today and ruled the death a homicide. Jerry Pough Jr. was found by police in a Ford Expedition that was parked in a driveway at his home on the 7700 block of Cherry River Drive, near Buffalo and Alta drives.
He died at University Medical Center, according to the arrest warrant.
Las Vegas police said Sunday the men had been at a northeast valley bar watching the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Jerry Pough Sr., 53, is described as a black man who may be driving a silver 2009 Chevrolet rental with California plates 6HVY215.
According to the police report, Pough Sr. always travels with camping gear and guns. He is a U.S. Marine veteran.
The police report said Pough Sr. believes people are trying to kill him or follow him. According to the report, he shot his son because he was upset they were headed to his son’s home. The father wanted to be taken to his car instead. There were two other passengers in the Expedition who immediately fled the car after the shooting. One of the passengers called 911 from a pay phone.
The passengers said Pough Sr. fled the vehicle after the shooting, the report said.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or the Las Vegas police Homicide Section at 828-3521.