EAST LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On Tuesday evening, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that they received a call of a family disturbance in an apartment complex in East Las Vegas.
LVMPD said that the apartment complex is located in the 4700 block of Cleopatra Avenue. This is near Lamb Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue.
Police said they received information that a female was armed with a firearm and not allowing another person to leave one of the apartments. Officers surrounded the residence and crisis negotiators and SWAT arrived to de-escalate the situation.
Police said this is an active event and evacuations have been made to the surrounding apartments.
Tomiko Holmes lives in the building right across from the event. She says that while she was at work when this started, her daughter, son, two young grandchildren and a neighbors kid were at home and were made to stay put since their apartment was used as a stakeout.
"I’m terrified," Holmes said. "I can’t stop shaking. I just don’t know what to do."
She hadn’t been able to do nothing but sit outside the barricade in her car and wait with her daughter on the phone.
"I have my little ones. I just told her to keep them down," she said. "You know, stay to the floor."
Later on this Tuesday, LVMPD gave an update that the they responded to an apartment in the Liberty Village Apartment complex due to reports of a domestic disturbance involving two adults.
Police said around 4:20 p.m., the victim exited the apartment, and police believed that the suspect was the only one inside the apartment afterwards.
Around 8:00 p.m., police said they believe the suspect shot themselves in the apartment, and has been pronounced deceased on-scene.