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Police: Violent History Led to Woman's Murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Friends and police say it was just a matter of time before a couple's long history of domestic violence ended in a murder suicide.

The couple's abusive relationship rose to a tragic crescendo on Monday, April 26th. Police say 36-year-old Nahshun Lomax beat and shot to death his girlfriend, 31-year-old Tamequa Williams, and then turned the gun on himself.

North Las Vegas Police say Lomax had at least 19 arrests and four convictions for domestic battery against his long-time girlfriend and the mother of two of his children. The most recent felony charges against him were dropped after his victim refused to testify -- a decision that police say tragically cost her life.

14-Year-Old Identified as Murder Victim

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the teen found murdered in a daycare parking lot as 14-year-old Diana Soto of Las Vegas.

No cause or manner of death has been determined.

Soto's body was found Sunday morning in the back parking lot of a daycare near Owens Ave. and Marion Dr. Officers were able to identify Soto through a missing persons report that was filed on April 24, 2010.

After interviewing family and friends, detectives arrested 19-year-old Juan Rivera in connection with Soto's murder. He has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center for murder, robbery and sexual assault. He will make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

Bodies Found in NLV Home Identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The two bodies found in a North Las Vegas home Monday afternoon have been identified.

Police say 31-year-old Tamequa Williams and 35-year-old Nahshun Lomax were found dead in the Cooper Pine Ave. home from an apparent murder suicide.

Police had been called to the house for a domestic disturbance. A caller told police that shots had been fired in the home.

2 Bodies Found in NLV Home

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police rushed to stop a couple from fighting Monday afternoon. But before they could get to the home, the man and woman died in an apparent murder-suicide.

The shooting happened near North 5th Street and El Campo Grande. 

The couple apparently had been fighting all afternoon. Police got three calls about the violence in the home and the final call came after shots rang out. 

Around 1:15 p.m., police were called about an argument. When they arrived, they knocked on the door. No one answered and officers didn't hear anything, so they left.

Investigators say just after 2 p.m., they got another 911 call about a couple in their thirties fighting.

Police rushed out here again for a domestic dispute, but moments before they were here, officers learned from a third 911 call from someone in the house. Shots were fired and the fight had turned deadly.

Shots Fired When Bail Bondsman Tries to Make an Arrest

LAS VEGAS -- Police are investigating a shooting near Durango and Alexander.

Police say a bail bondsman was trying to take a suspect into custody when a shootout broke out. Police say about 14 rounds were fired but no one was injured. Several house and a car were hit by gunfire.

Police say that a white Chevy Tahoe was seen leaving the scene. The suspects got away and the bail bondsman is working with police.

 

 

Son Called 911 to Report Mother's Beating

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- An elementary school teacher died as a result of being beaten with a bat or blunt object, according to North Las Vegas police.

Bobby Richards is charged with killing Bronwyn Richards on April 16th. Police say the couple's son called police and told dispatchers that his dad was beating his mom.

Bronwyn Richards taught art at Joseph Neal Elementary School. When police arrived at her home near Craig and Simmons, they say they found her badly beaten body on the ground in front of the house. She was rushed to UMC where she was pronounced dead.

 

Metro Investigates Security Guard Killing

LAS VEGAS -- A security guard watching over the William Pearson Community Center was murdered late Sunday night. The man was shot in the face and Las Vegas police are looking for three men.

As parents bring their children in for Urban League preschool activities, they find out how the one guard watching over this place at night was shot and killed.

"I've been in Las Vegas since 1955. I've seen times change, but this is horrible, this is worse than change. It's ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense," said Walter Kinchen.

Witnesses say three men ran away from the community center after the shooting. No one got a good description on the suspects, only seen as three black men in their late teens or early 20's.

Noting the angle and location of the bullet holes, the shooting was at close range and around the side exit.