Local News


UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot, killed by 7-Eleven owner

Posted at 6:31 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-13 12:58:57-04

UPDATE SEPT. 13: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man shot and killed by the 7-Eleven clerk as 24-year-old David Eduardo Barron.

The official cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.

UPDATE SEPT. 12: A Las Vegas 7-Eleven owner fired the fatal shot in an incident late Sunday night that initially started over spit on the sidewalk, according to a police report.

The incident began around 11 p.m. Sunday when police said David Barron, named as the man who later died, spat outside on the front walkway to the store. He was confronted by a clerk when police said Barron became defensive and an argument took place.

During this time, the store's owner arrived and confronted Barron and Eric Ball, who had been in the store with him. Police said a physical altercation took place between Barron, Ball, another 7-Eleven clerk, the owner and two other patrons. Ball and Barron eventually left the store.

But about 40 minutes later, Ball, his brother Richard Ball and Barron returned to the 7-Eleven armed with three knives and brass knuckles. The Ball brothers entered the store, followed by Baron, and began to confront one of the 7-Eleven clerks from the earlier argument, according to police. They said they wanted to get their things but the clerk said he had nothing for them.

The 7-Eleven owner was also present and picked up the phone to call police. During this time, police said Eric and Richard Ball jumped over the counter and struck the clerk. Meanwhile, Barron came from around the counter as the store owner was trying to call police. 

Police said the 7-Eleven owner then took out his handgun and fired a shot into the air while Barron was fighting him.

Once the handgun was fired, both Ball brothers fled the scene of the fight, one to a car and the other to the back of the store. Police said Barron continued to fight with the store owner, who was holding a phone in one hand and a handgun in the other. Barron was armed with a kitchen knife that was in the back of his pants.

According to police, the owner, "in fear for his life" and the life of his employee, shot Barron who was hit and fell just outside the front entrance to the store.

Even after the shooting, police said the Ball brothers, the clerk and the owners were engaged in a fight outside the 7-Eleven until police arrived.

At this time, the Ball brothers face charges related to attempted robbery, conspiracy robbery and burglary. No charges have been filed for the 7-Eleven employees at this time.


Las Vegas police say a 7-Eleven clerk shot and killed a person overnight.

On Sept. 10, Las Vegas police arrived at a 7-Eleven on 4510 Vegas Valley Drive, near Lamb Boulevard, after reports of an incident between employees and customers. According to reports, 3 people went into the 7-Eleven earlier that night and got into argument with several employees. They left briefly but came back shortly before midnight, at which time another fight broke out.

That is when police say the clerk shot one of those people in the chest twice. That man, described only as a white man in his 20s, died at the hospital.

The other two people with the man were arrested for warrants and taking part in the confrontation.

Eric Ball and Richard Ball were both arrested in connection with the shooting.

There are evidence markers placed across the parking lot of the 7-Eleven where police say they found 2 knives. They are currently waiting for surveillance video, which will be key to determining if this was a justified shooting.

The clerk has not been arrested and is cooperating with police.