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Two who died in murder-suicide ID’d

Two people who died Thursday night in a murder-suicide at a southeast valley home were identified as Richard Green and Ricky Shadoan by the Clark County coroner’s office.

A divorce situation led to the Thursday night shooting in which Shadoan wounded his estranged wife and killed Green, 61, before turning the gun on himself, Las Vegas police said.

Green died of multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, 4719 Del Sueno Drive, near Hacienda Avenue and Mountain Vista Street.

Shadoan, 42, was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. His death was ruled a suicide.

The unidentified woman in her late 30s was taken to Sunrise, treated for gunshot wounds to the chest and is expected to recover, said police.


Man, 32, dies when struck by pickup

A 32-year-old man who tried to run across East Sahara Avenue on Monday night was struck and killed by a pickup, Las Vegas police said.

The fatal crash happened at 7:32 p.m., west of 17th Street. Driver Cesar Reyes, 49, of Las Vegas, was westbound on Sahara in a 1998 GMC Sierra when the unidentified pedestrian ran into the path of the truck.

The driver attempted to swerve, but the pickup struck the pedestrian who died at the scene, police said.

This is the sixth traffic-related fatality in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction this year. The crash remains under investigation.


Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A man accused of drowning his wife in a bathtub in 2006 pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter this week as his trial was set to begin.

Michael Jones, 62, entered an Alford plea to voluntary manslaughter Monday in connection with the death of his wife, Kumwan Jones, 39, in September 2006.

An Alford plea means Jones did not admit to wrongdoing but conceded that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him.

Kumwan Jones was found dead in the bathtub at their home in the 2800 block of Lamb Boulevard, near Sahara Avenue.

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