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Mug shot released for Henderson shooting spree suspect

Arrest report details shootings
Posted at 3:11 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 19:59:54-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — An arrest report related to the recent shooting spree in Henderson that ended with arrests in Arizona has been released.

According to the arrest report, there were 5 shootings.

The first incident occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m. on Interstate 215 near Valle Verde Drive. The report says that a man and woman were driving when someone fired at them. They were not injured.

The second shooting happened a few minutes later on Auto Show Drive’s on-ramp to U.S. 95. A woman’s vehicle was struck by gunfire. She also was not injured.

POLICE: 5 people shot, 1 dead in Henderson

The third incident happened near Warm Springs and Cadence View Way. The victim said a dark-colored vehicle pulled up next to him and a gun was fired. He also not hit.

The fourth incident happened a few minutes before 1 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 870 E. Lake Mead Parkway.

Surveillance video shows a woman wearing a striped maroon jacket with discoloration under one eye and a man wearing camouflage pants came into the 7-Eleven for a short period of time.

After they exited, they began shooting. Four people were struck by gunfire and one person, 22-year-old Kevin Mendiola, died at the scene.


Additionally, they walked up to another person sitting in a car and allegedly told the woman inside “you’re not going to die today” after she began pleading for her life.

After the shooting, the man and woman got into a black Toyota Camry and headed east on Lake Mead Parkway.

Near the entrance to Lake Las Vegas, another shooting occurred. During that incident, another person was injured.

While police were talking to witnesses at 7-Eleven, they sent information about the possible suspects to law enforcement in neighboring states.

Arizona responded that its highway patrol had been involved in a shooting with people inside a car that matched the one involved in the Henderson shootings. They also advised they had taken three people into custody.

The people were identified as 30-year-old Shawn McDonnell, 28-year-old Christopher McDonnell and 25-year-old Kayleigh Lewis. A mug shot of Christopher McDonnell was released Tuesday morning.

Arizona’s Department of Public Safety also advised that Christopher McDonnell had been transported to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas for medical treatment.