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POLICE: Man dead after being shot by girlfriend near Lake Mead Boulevard, Los Feliz Street

Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 10:56:53-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Police say a man is dead after being shot by his girlfriend on Wednesday night.

The situation began around 8:30 p.m. Police say they responded to a call at an apartment complex near Lake Mead Boulevard and Los Feliz Street.

When they arrived, a hysterical woman came out and said her boyfriend had threatened to kill her. Police initially believed that a man was holed up inside of a vehicle and that led to a barricade situation involving SWAT.

Eventually they discovered that the man was dead inside the car.

The woman told police that she shot her boyfriend. She was taken to a local hospital to be checked out. It's unknown at this time if she will be charged.

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This is the 3rd fatal incident this month involving people in their 20s or younger.

An 18-year-old was reportedly shot and killed by her boyfriend on March 24. The man also killed himself.

A man also shot and killed a woman in a car on March 20 before killing himself.