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UPDATE: Man dead, woman critical in attempted murder-suicide

Posted at 5:47 AM, Mar 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-26 17:51:07-04

Officers found two people shot in the head in the 3600 block of Stober Boulevard near Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard around 2:35 a.m. Monday. 

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A woman was transported to the hospital and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman, identified as 21-year-old Jennifer Riviera, was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Homicide detectives determined the shooting was an attempted murder-suicide. Riviera and the victim are married and living together. Evidence at the scene suggests that Riviera shot the man before turning the gun on herself.

Riviera will be booked in absentia for one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.