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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- KSNV News3LV reports in Las Vegas, Nevada on 07-13-2017 An hours-long standoff between police and a juvenile ended Wednesday night with a juvenile in police custody after shooting himself, possibly accidentally, in the head.
He was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition, where he died.
The incident originated around 2:37 p.m., Wednesday afternoon as an attempted burglary.
LVMPD Officer Jacinto Rivera says three juveniles were robbing a home and left the area when they were spotted by a neighbor. After that neighbor called the police; officers then met with one of the three suspects at a different home. Police were able to arrest that suspect, an 11-year-old male.
Police spotted another suspect and chased him into a nearby home, where police say the boy went into a room and shut the door. Police spent four hours trying to talk to him, and in that time heard one gunshot. When the SWAT team entered, they found him shot in the head.
Police say the wound was self-inflicted, though it is unclear if the boy shot himself on purpose or if it was accidental. At this time, the third suspect is still on the run.
Young criminals are just plain out of control! This is not really a new phenomenon. I remembered another local child crime story from 2010:
10-03-2010 ABC Local reported in Las Vegas, Nevada three young boys were arrested in North Las Vegas for holding up two clerks at gunpoint to steal some cash.
Surveillance video from a donut shop shows an 11-year-old, with his shirt pulled over his head, point a BB gun at the clerk and demand money. The 12-year-old accomplice was waiting outside the store.
The clerk described the boy as only up to her chin, but she believed the BB gun was a loaded handgun. The boys then went to a Subway restaurant across the street, where they are accused of executing a similar plan.
According to North Las Vegas police, the 11-year-old boy was brazen enough to hold his BB gun to an employee’s head at Subway. The 11-year-old boy’s mother didn’t apologize for her son’s actions, but she did acknowledge that her son and his 12-year-old partner deserved punishment.
Police said this wasn’t the first time the 11-year-old committed such a crime. Investigators alleged that police were able to track him down because of his prior felony charge.
Comments: This story spoke for itself.
Bob Irwin, Las Vegas
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Bob is retired after 30 years of ownership of The Gun Store & Indoor Range in Las Vegas. He continues his 2A issues show “Fired Up with Bob Irwin” on YouTube and on KSHP 1400 AM radio (Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.) As a firearm instructor of Concealed Firearm Applicants, Armed Security Officer and Law Enforcement Academies over his career, Bob appears frequently as an expert witness for firearm & use of force cases in Federal, State and local courts.