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Police: Man's crime spree ends with police standoff, arrest

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LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is facing several charges including murder, home invasion and assault with a deadly weapon after Metro Police say he burglarized a home, shot and killed a man at the Wetlands Park and a day later was involved in a standoff with police.

According to the arrest reports Monday, 27-year-old Robert Sean Williams burglarized a home near the Wetlands Park in the eastern part of the Las Vegas valley on April 1. Besides taking a video game system, police say he also took a gun and ammunition from the home.

While leaving the scene, police say he shot and killed 32-year-old Chester Cullen who was walking through the Wetlands Park.

The next evening, police say, Williams broke into an apartment near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road. The woman in the apartment was able to get out safely, and call police.

When police arrived at the apartment, they say Williams refused to leave and at one point, pulled out the same gun stolen from the house the previous day and started shooting at police officers. He hit several police cars, according to officers.

"In this case we had officers that were taking gunfire when they arrived on the call," Metro Police Public Information Officer Laura Meltzer said. "Any time we have somebody who is actively shooting at arriving officers then it most certainly is a serious situation."

Residents had to dive for cover while swat teams attempted to save officers trapped by the gunfire.

"And then I started hearing the gunshots and the SWAT shows up, the dogs show up and they evacuate everybody," Evacuee Adolfo Beltran said. 

After negotiating with officers for several hours, Williams agreed to leave the apartment. He was arrested without incident.


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