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REPORT: Tow driver tells NLVPD he was 'angry' over fight before shooting man in head

Man in critical was trying to leave, police say
Posted at 9:49 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-05 19:58:29-04

UPDATE AUG. 5: The tow truck driver accused by police of shooting a man over a dispute about tow fees says he was acting on anger, according to his arrest report.

Jason Harris initially told police that he saw a revolver pointed at him from the truck as it drove away from the Fast Towing yard.

Harris later told police that he was so angry from the fight that he shot at the truck and did not see a gun pointed at him. The report says, he picked up the cartridge casings to hide evidence of the shooting and later told police the casings and gun were at his house.

The father of the man shot told police as they were driving away he heard a single gunshot and then saw his son slumped over the center console, bleeding from the head. He called 911 and pulled over to wait for paramedics and police.

The father also told investigators that neither of them had a gun. According to the report, a search was conducted and no gun was found in the truck or in the area around the truck.

The man shot is currently in critical condition and on life support.

UPDATE AUG. 2: A man fighting for his life in the hospital was trying to leave an altercation at a North Las Vegas tow yard before he was shot, police say.

North Las Vegas Police Department says the man and his father were at the tow yard because the man's car had been towed.

He got into a disagreement about tow fees with an employee, 28-year-old Jason Harris, which turned into a physical fight.

Police say the man and his father were leaving the tow yard in their vehicle when a gun fired.

The man shot was sitting in the passenger seat. His father drove out of the area and called police.

The man was rushed to UMC in critical condition.

Harris was arrested and booked at the Las Vegas City Jail on the charges of two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, one count of battery with a deadly weapon and one count of discharge a weapon into an occupied vehicle.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call police at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

UPDATE 10:15 A.M. Police say they found the tow truck driver involved in this incident and he is being detained for questioning. Police have not said the driver is a suspect. The shooting remains under investigation.

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A 28-year-old man is recovering at the hospital in very critical condition after a shooting at a tow yard in North Las Vegas, according to police.

Officials say a tow truck driver and someone getting their car towed got into a disagreement that escalated. The disagreement turned into a physical fight that led to the shooting.

Officers are unsure if both parties were shooting or just one, or the other circumstances surrounding the incident.

North Las Vegas Police are looking for the other person right now.

This happened on 4220 Donovan Way, near Losee and Craig roads, around 8 p.m.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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