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UPDATE: Man accused of attacking elderly woman identified by tattoo

Posted at 11:09 PM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 18:11:18-04

UPDATE JULY 6: An arrest report indicates the man accused of attacking an elderly woman in her home was homeless.

Like Shevaun told 13 Action News, the man was naked when he appeared in her home Sunday. He was wearing a dark blue hat and was armed with a yellow screwdriver. According to the report, Rogers told Shevaun that he lives in the house now as he was rummaging through her things. He also asked the resident where her money was because he needed it for drugs. Rogers' girlfriend later told police that they usually inject meth. 

Police said Rogers asked for the woman's PIN for her debit card, in which she gave him a fake number. Rogers told her he was going to tie her to a chair and return if she was not telling the truth. According to the arrest report, he then said he was going to rape her and then attempted to do so before walking away frustrated. He then continued to grab items from the home. 

As Shevaun attempted to make conversation with Rogers, she noticed that he had a tattoo of a woman on his left arm, which she later used to identify him as the suspect. 

According to the report, Rogers then left the room, which the woman used as an opportunity to grab a handgun from under her couch. When Rogers returned to the living room, police said he grabbed the gun and told her he was going to have to kill her. 

Police said he then put on some of the woman's clothing and appeared to be leaving the residence before he returned and shot Shevaun between her eyes. The woman then waited for the suspect to leave before calling 911 around 9 a.m. 

In addition to his tattoo, police were able to identify Rogers by fingerprints found on items in Shevaun's house. 

Rogers was arrested on charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon victim over 60, sexual assault with a deadly weapon victim over 60, kidnapping with a deadly weapon victim over 60, battery with intent to commit sexual assault victim over 60, robbery with a deadly weapon victim over 60 and burglary with a firearm. 

UPDATE JULY 5: Police have released the mug shot for Herbert Rogers, the man arrested on July 2 in connection with the assault of an 80-year-old woman in the 1400 block of Renaissance Avenue. 

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The woman has been released from the hospital. Shevaun, who did not want her last name revealed, told 13 Action News that she stayed calm because she "didn't want to die like this." 

She said the attacker broke in through the back door around 8 a.m. and was naked before telling the woman that he was going to rape her.

Shevaun told 13 Action News she tried to diffuse the situation by talking with him. Despite this, he stole various items from her house, including an antique gun that he used to shoot the woman in the face. 

The woman played dead after she was shot until the attacker left her home. 

ORIGINAL STORY: An 80-year-old woman was robbed and assaulted in her home near downtown Las Vegas on July 1. For hours, Las Vegas police searched for the suspect.

"It's still scary especially knowing that they haven't caught him," says neighbor Kelly Wallace.

Police say it happened just after 9 a.m. near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.

"This was a shock because things we're going idyllic here. Very peaceful and quiet and not much activity," says her neighbor Kay. "She would never bother anybody. [She's] Just quiet – has her little Shih Tzu dogs and keeps to herself."

Neighbors are concerned about the welfare of the victim. Investigators say she suffered an injury to the bridge of her nose and was taken to the hospital.

Police have not released a description of the suspect, but residents hope whoever did this to their neighbor gets caught soon.

"It's not a good feeling," says Wallace.