Woman dies after husband shoots her

A 24-year-old woman who was shot by her husband before he killed himself died at University Medical Center on Tuesday morning.

Las Vegas police said Rosana Colton’s husband shot her in the head around 5:30 p.m. Monday before turning the gun on himself.

The woman had stopped by the house to get some papers signed when they got into a disagreement, police Lt. Lew Roberts said, saying they were having marital problems and possibly getting a divorce.

A roommate inside the Spring Valley home near West Flamingo and South Fort Apache roads then took the couple’s 2-year-old daughter upstairs to shield her from the escalating argument. The roommate had no idea gunshots were about to be fired, Roberts said.

Clark County Department of Family Services took the child into protective custody Monday night.

The husband, who died at the scene, had yet to be positively identified by the county coroner’s office. However, Brody and Rosana Colton are listed by county assessor records as owners of the home at 9231 Bush Poppy Ave., where the shooting took place.


Authorities identify man shot, killed

Lawrence Jay Gormly, 43, was identified by authorities as the man who was shot and killed by his girlfriend outside his Henderson home Saturday. He was shot in the chest.

Julie Ann Flores called 911 around 6:30 p.m. saying she had just shot her boyfriend, according to Henderson police.

Officers arrived and found the man dead outside in the 100 block of Whistler Street, near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road.

Police said Flores and Gormly had argued earlier in the day. The couple moved to Henderson from Boulder City a few weeks ago, they said.


Man who crashed car into restaurant ID’d

The man who smashed a Honda into a McDonald’s restaurant Monday was identified by police as Jorge Julio Brett of Las Vegas.

Brett, 26, was cited for unsafe turning movement, no driver’s license and no proof of insurance, said Officer Jose Montoya, spokesman for Las Vegas police.

Brett was heading north on Eastern Avenue about 8:30 a.m. when he lost control of his car just before Windmill Lane. Police say Brett was traveling at a high rate of speed when his car flew over another vehicle, scaled a guard rail in front of the building and smashed through the restaurant’s kitchen. The vehicle came to a violent stop on top of the restaurant’s pickup counter, police say.

Six people, including Brett, suffered minor injuries in the crash and were treated at area hospitals.


18-year-old’s death accidental, police say

The man who was killed Monday at Cayman Bay Apartments was Lavell Ardoin, 18, of Hemet, Calif., authorities said Tuesday.

Ardoin was accidentally shot in the chest by a friend at the complex at 2701 North Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas police Lt. Lew Roberts said.

Police took the gunman into custody Tuesday, but had not released his name as of Tuesday evening.

Several young men were at the lower level apartment near Smoke Ranch Road and U.S. Highway 95 playing with a gun when Ardoin was killed around 4 p.m.

Initially they told police Ardoin was shot by a stranger after he answered a knock on the apartment’s door. The teens went to “extensive lengths” to cover up what happened because they were afraid they’d get in trouble, Roberts said.


Elko County sheriff recall effort falls short

An effort to recall Elko County Sheriff Dale Lotspeich fell short by more than 2,000 signatures.

According to documents, the recall committee obtained by Monday’s deadline only 940 signatures, far short of the 2,967 required to force a recall election.

On Friday, the committee issued a letter to District Attorney Gary Woodbury saying they would withhold the signatures unless the DA restrained the sheriff for saying in an Oct. 25 radio interview that the signatures would be made public.

They said the statement was threatening and intimidating to potential signers.

But organizers submitted the names after being informed that failing to do so would be a misdemeanor.

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