LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man lied in wait outside his ex-girlfriend’s place of work Wednesday morning before killing both her and himself, according to Las Vegas police.
Officers were called to the 500 block of East Pamalyn Avenue, near South Bermuda and Pilot roads, around 7:52 a.m. following reports of a shooting.
They found a man identified as 43-year-old Ubelquier Sapote-Dominguez and a woman identified as 25-year-old Rachel Ruiz Izquierdo lying on the floor outside a business. The two were later pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives found Sapote-Dominguez and Izquierdo were previously in a long-term relationship that ended in the fall of 2022.
Izquierdo was dropped off by a friend at her place of work, where Sapote-Dominguez was waiting for her. When she got out of her friend’s vehicle, Sapote-Dominguez approached her and shot her once, killing her, according to police.
Sapote-Dominguez tried to go back to his car, then came back to where the victim was lying, and shot and killed himself.
No additional victims were reported and there is no other danger to the community, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
Anyone in a violent relationship or who knows anyone in a violent relationship should seek help immediately. For a list of emergency hotlines, shelter information, and temporary protection order assistance, visit this link.