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Police: North Las Vegas officer shot himself and his daughter

Las Vegas police investigating homicide near Lake Mead, Simmons
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Posted at 12:11 PM, Jul 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-18 20:40:32-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that they are investigating a homicide that occurred early Sunday morning.

OFFICER IDENTIFIED: Israel Molina identified as North Las Vegas officer who shot himself and daughter

Police said the time of the call was around 3:56 a.m. at 2520 Perryville Avenue. This is near Lake Mead Boulevard and Simmons Street.

Officers said they arrived to the location and contacted an adult female and teenage male suffering from gunshot wounds. It was further reported that the suspect was still inside of the residence with a female juvenile.

Due to the circumstances, police said LVMPD SWAT responded and made an emergency entry into the residence. The juvenile and suspect were found inside deceased from gunshot wounds.

The investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicates that the adult female and male suspect were married and living with their two children. The couple had become involved in an altercation which turned violent when the male attempted to shoot the female. During the struggle, the teenage son intervened according to police.

Police said the adult female and teenage son were able to escape the residence with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and called for help. KTNV's Paulina Bucka spoke with neighbors near the victim's home, they said the mother and the son ran to another neighbor's garage as they had it open.

Police said the suspect then shot his daughter, and then took his own life.

Detectives also confirmed that the male suspect was an off-duty North Las Vegas Police officer.

The identification of the decedents, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged by police 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, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.