Suspect arrested after 5-year-old child thrown off third-floor balcony

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The age of the child was initially incorrect in this report. The story has been updated to reflect that the child was 5 years old.

Police tell 8 News Now a suspect has been arrested in the case. No other details have been released. The suspect is facing charges of child abuse, child abuse with substantial bodily harm, attempted murder and domestic battery.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police responded to an apartment complex on Boulder Highway, near E. Desert Inn Road due to reports of a small child being thrown from a third-floor balcony and the sound of gunfire in the area.

Sunday afternoon police officers arrived at Boulder Pines Apartments and found a 5-year-old child and transported him to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers also found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to UMC Trauma.

A preliminary investigation found that the adult male was shot by a member of the child’s family during a struggle after the child was thrown from a third-floor balcony.

Police are conducting interviews and do not believe anyone is outstanding.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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