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Son describes hearing father's murder

Posted at 7:18 PM, Dec 04, 2015
UPDATE: A gofundme account has been set up to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to help, click here.
A 15-year-old boy overheard his father's murder in their apartment on King Richard Avenue, near East Russell Road Wednesday night.  The teen, who requested his name not be released, said the horrific incident unfolded in just seconds.  
"Out of nowhere somebody just knocked down the door and shot my dad," said the teen.
The teen did not see the suspects. Instead, he only overheard part of the incident. 
The victim has been identified as 39-year-old David Cameron Batts of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County coroner.
Relatives said the intruders forcefully entered through the front door.  
Batts' son overheard his father state "I'm not afraid of death," before gunshots rang out.
"Still kind of a part of me don't believe it," said the young man, "I was close with my dad... pray for him."
Some neighbors saw two men fleeing from the scene.
Friends said Batts, a father of five, was intelligent and full of life.
"For me to find out he's gone, is kind of mind blowing right now,"
Investigators have not released a motive or a description of the suspects.
The family has since decided to move out of the home.
Action News will have a link to the family's Go Fund Me account once it is created.