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UPDATE: Former officer charged with murder makes another appearance in court

DA: Schoening arrested, shot ex-son-in-law 10 times
Posted at 11:46 AM, Apr 22, 2019

UPDATE APRIL 25: The former police officer charged with murder after her former son-in-law was shot multiple times in her home made another court appearance on April 25. The judge denied bail and the next hearing was scheduled for April 30.

UPDATE 5 P.M.: Pamela Schoening Bordeaux made her first court appearance on Tuesday. The District Attorney’s office asked that Schoening be held without bail on the murder charge and said that the victim was shot 10 times, with many of those being defensive wounds.

A man in court identified the deceased as his stepson, Sean Babbitt. The man described Babbit as a passive person who wouldn't hurt a fly. Babbitt's family sauys they are horrified that prosecutors are describing his death as an execution.

The Clark County coroner has not identified the deceased.

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UPDATE APRIL 23: Pamela Rene Schoening, 55, was booked for murder on April 23, according to booking logs. Her mug shot was released late Tuesday morning. She is scheduled to make her first appearance before a judge this afternoon. 13 Action News is planning on sending a crew.

UPDATE: 11 P.M.: Las Vegas Police have arrested one of their own for murder after investigators say she shot and killed her former son-in-law moments after his weekly, supervised visit with her grandchild.

Las Vegas Police have not named the retired police employee and did not say what may have caused the deadly encounter.

"At this point in our investigation, detectives are making an arrest of the homeowner, who lives at the residence, who is the former Metro employee and is going to be placed under arrest under one count of open murder," said Lt. Ray Spencer with Las Vegas Police.

Las Vegas police say they were called to the home in the 8500 block of Honey Vine Avenue, near El Capitan and Durango Drive around 8 a.m. for a report of shots fired.

Police officers found a man in his 30s dead from multiple gunshot wounds, according to investigators.

Lt. Spencer said through the investigation and interviews, detectives were able to determine the former Las Vegas police employee, who is in her 50s, was supervising a weekly visitation of her ex-son-in-law and her 3-year-old grandchild.

"I don't know as far as the reason why they have the visitation here but it's just the standing visitation was at seven o'clock on Monday mornings," explained Spencer.

At the conclusion of the visit,and while the 3-year-old and the mother of the child were upstairs, the retired police employee shot her ex-son-in-law multiple times, killing him, according to investigators.

"As a homicide detective, we are going to investigate every crime, regardless of who the suspect is," said Spencer

"If it's
a former employee or if it's anybody else, it makes absolutely no difference," added Spencer.

Clark County property records list the homeowner as Pamela Bordeaux.

According to this Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department annual report, Pamela Bordeaux served with the department for 24 years before retiring in 2017.

"He was pulling out the grenade launcher to put the tear gas in just in case he needed it and the one officer was grabbing a riot shield right here," said Corey Welch, who lives near the home owned by Bordeaux.

Neighbors tell 13 Investigates Bordeaux was nice and friendly but her adult daughter and her ex-husband kept to themselves.

13 Action News asked police about any restraining orders or temporary orders of protection and authorities say there were unaware of any such court orders.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Police announced during a second press conference that the retired police officer accused of shooting a man in her home is facing a murder charge. The name of the retired officer has not been released.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Lt. Ray Spencer said that detectives looked at the totality of the circumstances and decided to make an arrest.

Spencer also said that the daughter, who does not live at the home, has been cooperative and the shooting happened during a regularly scheduled visit.

The house on Honey Vine Avenue where the shooting occurred is owned by Pamela Rene Bordeaux, according to property records for Clark County. Additional records identify Bordeaux as a former police officer.