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Shooting near Mount Potosi ruled a suicide

Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-04 22:46:26-04

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has ruled a shooting Monday morning a suicide.

It happened at a residence near the 11000 block of Mount Potosi Canyon Road around 11:15 am.
Police said a bail bond company came to arrest a man in his trailer. When they knocked on the door, a woman came out and the man stayed inside. The bondsman heard rattling from inside the trailer and then a gun shot. The bondsman then returned fire since it appeared they were being shot at.
The bondsman then heard another gun shot from inside the trailer and then called Las Vegas police.
Homicide detectives were not called to the scene. The event was initially investigated as suspicious because the bondsman returned fire.
The incident was a joint investigation between FBI, Bureau of Land Management and Las Vegas police.