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Arrest report released for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend

Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 15:39:19-04

The arrest report for the young man accused of killing 19-year-old Paula Davis has been released.

According to the arrest report, 21-year-old Giovanni Ruiz and Davis had been dating about 9 to 10 months, but Davis had ended the relationship on Sept. 2.

UPDATE: Man accused by police of murder is enrolled as a graduate student at UNLV

Family members told police that Ruiz was overly possessive and jealous. Ruiz reportedly did not want Davis to have male friends, go on trips where she might stay in a room with a male or join the FBI because she might be assigned a male partner.

On Sept. 6, after spending the night at her cousin's house, Davis sent a breakup text to Ruiz while having breakfast with her cousin. She then headed home after breakfast.

Phone records indicate Ruiz responded to the text and tried calling Davis. They also found messages from him saying that he was too busy to meet with Davis.

The last activity on Davis' phone was at 1:15 p.m. Later that day, North Las Vegas police responded to a report of a missing person. Her parents reported her missing after she didn't pick up her little sister from school and did not show up for a class at UNLV. She also missed a family event.

Her family was able to track her phone to a North Las Vegas park.

Police found Davis in her vehicle with two gunshot wounds to her head. It appears that she may have been shot somewhere else and the person who shot her removed her clothes to prevent blood transfer to the shooter.

Police found a bullet in the bedroom belonging to Ruiz on Sept. 10. They also found a gun hidden in a suitcase in the garage. And, they found a receipt showing the gun had been purchased 2 days before the shooting.