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Sister: Brother killed trying to protect me

Posted at 6:08 AM, Apr 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 10:56:29-04

UPDATE: The teen was identified as Ethan Walker of Las Vegas. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner's office. 

"He was always our family's protector," said sister Curlie Davenport. "We always called on him if we needed him."

Davenport said she called her 17-year-old brother for help early Thursday morning.  

"Told him can you come get us, because I don't feel safe here," she said.

Davenport's ex-boyfriend, and his 23-year-old cousin Jessie Sheppard, had surrounded her apartment, she said. The young mom was inside with three young children. She said she called 911 several times beginning at approximately 1:15 a.m.  

At one point, her ex-boyfriend kicked down her door. Davenport said the ex punched her as she was holding her baby. 13 Action News obtained a picture of Davenport's injuries. The young woman had a gash on her lip. 

The dispute continued when Davenport's brother arrived, said police.

Detectives said Davenport's relatives forced their way inside another apartment in the complex to confront the ex-boyfriend. That's when shots were fired.

"I just see my brother run past me," she said. "He just fell to the ground."

Patrol officers arrived after shots were fired.

Davenport said nearly four hours had passed since her initial calls to 911 for help. 

"I feel like if they were there, it wouldn't have escalated to that," she said, "my brother would still be here."

The Public Information Office of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is closed on the weekend. 13 Action News will contact the office Monday morning. We know the department has to prioritize calls. Officers first respond to situations where an imminent life-threatening situation exists.  

Davenport said an order of protection was issued against her ex-boyfriend. This, after a prior domestic violence incident. She stated that this information was passed onto dispatch.  

The family has created a GoFundMepage to cover funeral expenses. 

Walker was a beloved senior at Eldorado High School.  

"You could just come to him and talk to him about anything," said Davenport. "Although he was my little brother, he was like my big brother."

Detectives would like to locate and interview Jessie Sheppard in connection with this incident. The investigation continues. If you have any information, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.


Police are investigating a homicide near Nellis Air Force Base.

The homicide took place in the 4300 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, near Nellis Boulevard. It was reported at 5:48 a.m.

A portion of Las Vegas Boulevard was closed from Nellis to Craig Road during the investigation.

According to police, the incident began as a fight involving family members.

The victim, who was 17, was called to help settle the matter and was shot. At this time, no one has been arrested. No information has been given on possible suspect.

A person detained near the scene was a distraught family member who became combative.

Another person was detained nearby, but that person is not connected to the homicide.

The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.






Just got to the scene of a homicide. I can see a man in cuffs. Road is closed off to traffic.

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, April 7, 2016






I'm talking with a few people who can't go home because of the police tape. Both lanes in the area are closed to traffic.

Posted by Parker Collins on Thursday, April 7, 2016