Suspect Dead After Las Vegas Shootings Kill 5

( – On June 25, the man suspected of shooting and killing five people and injuring another in Las Vegas, Nevada, killed himself, according to police.

The situation began on June 24 when police found a woman in her early 40s and a woman in her late 50s dead while they were investigating reports of a shooting at an apartment complex in North Las Vegas. While investigating the shooting, police also learned there were more victims in another apartment, including a 13-year-old girl with critical gunshot wounds, who was transported to the hospital. Police located the bodies of a man in his early 20s and two women in their mid-20s inside another apartment in the same complex.

The girl, who was transported to UMC Trauma Center, remains in critical condition.

Police began searching for the suspect, Eric Adams, 47, who police described as “armed and dangerous.” Officers confronted Adams at a North Las Vegas business, where he was armed with a firearm. Adams refused to drop the weapon when confronted by officers and killed himself, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department.

After threatening to kill a woman last year, a judge ordered Adams to complete community service, pay a fine, and attend domestic violence counseling, which he completed in early June, according to court records. Court records show he still owed $301 in the case.

North Las Vegas police issued a warrant for Adams’ arrest for charges of domestic violence in February. However, the case was dismissed before a preliminary hearing in April.

Residents in the apartment complex reacted to the news with surprise that a shooting could happen there, with Taylor Holmes, 47, stating, “It’s a decent neighborhood.” Another resident, Raymond Baca, 37, called the shooting deaths “senseless.” Resident Tanisia Fontenette, 48, hoped to make the community safer by being “more aware of the behavior and emotions of those they live around.”

While a motive has not been disclosed, police described the shootings as “an “isolated incident.”

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