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Suspect in girlfriend’s slaying prepared for standoff, report says

Several hours before shooting at officers and before authorities discovered his girlfriend dead, Michael Long told a roommate he wasn’t going to let police jail him for an outstanding warrant, according to an arrest report released Friday.

“Long was handling his weapons and even prepared the stairway in the residence with a mirror so he could view people on the stairs from the upstairs area,” the report said.

Long, 28, told police he had been up several days on methamphetamine. At least once, he admitted to killing his girlfriend, 20-year-old Stefany Ann Sommers, only to deny it to police later.

He engaged Las Vegas police in a four-hour standoff at his northeast valley apartment Monday night until his arrest early Tuesday morning. Police said Long fired at police from a second-story window.

No one was injured in the exchange of gunfire.

Five of Long’s roommates managed to escape unharmed from the apartment at 3804 Terrazzo Ave., near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard North.

Once Long surrendered to SWAT officers, authorities discovered Sommers’ body.

The Clark County coroner’s office said Sommers died of multiple stab wounds and also was choked.

One roommate told police that prior to the incident, Long was abusing drugs, acting erratically, and arguing with and beating up his girlfriend.

Long told police people were out to get him.

“Long felt he was under attack from some people and that is why he was shooting out his windows,” the report said.

According to the report, police located several pieces of evidence, including kitchen knives with blood on the blades, cartridge cases, Glock pistols, a revolver, a shotgun and an assault rifle.

Although the police report didn’t indicate what Long’s outstanding arrest warrant was for, Clark County court and jail records list the charges as conspiracy to commit a crime and home invasion.

According to additional court records, Long pleaded guilty to receiving and possessing stolen vehicles in 2006. He was sentenced to 16 months to 48 months in prison.

He is being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center on several charges, including murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder of a police officer, resisting an officer with a weapon and first-degree kidnapping.

Long’s next court date is scheduled for Tuesday.

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