NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- A North Las Vegas man is dead after a lengthy standoff with police Tuesday night.
The standoff began as a domestic disturbance at a home on Cardigan Avenue near Clayton Street and West Gowan Road. Police say the 49-year-old man opened fire on six family members. Two women suffered gunshot wounds. One of them was critically injured. North Las Vegas Police originally reported the man's age as 67 years old.
Investigators say two teens fled to the roof of the home when the gunfire erupted and safely escaped.
"Arriving officers found two teenagers on the roof of the home that they were able to assist off the roof. When officers approached the house, they saw a 42-year-old woman who had suffered multiple gun shots laying on the floor of the home," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissie Coon.
The preliminary investigation reveals, prior to the shooting, the man and his wife got into an argument and during that argument, a 24-year-old daughter tried to intervene which led to her being shot.
Police tried to coax the shooter out of the home to no avail. When officers entered the home, they discovered his body and several firearms. The incident remains under investigation.