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Las Vegas man arrested for killing neighbors on Thursday night

Posted at 5:08 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 23:23:30-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Update: According to the Clark County Coroner, 71 year old Mildred Olivo and 54 year old Timothy Darnell Hanson have been identified as the neighbors killed in this incident.

Las Vegas police say 36-year-old Andrew Cote killed his neighbors on Thursday night with a shotgun at a home on Mossy Rock Court near Smoke Ranch Road and Decatur Boulevard.

The shooting was reported by Cote at around 10 p.m. When police arrived at the scene of the double homicide, he came out of his home and was taken into custody.

Officers then went into the backyard of a neighboring home and found a man and woman who had been killed.

The victims are a woman in her 70s and a man in his 50s. The relationship between the deceased is currently unknown.

Earlier in the afternoon on Thursday, police say Cote and the female victim were involved in a verbal dispute and then later he confronted the two with a firearm and shot them.

Police also say the alleged shooter and victims had been neighbors for a long time and there was a long-running dispute. There had been several calls for service prior to the shooting and a protective order was granted at some point.