LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man shot and killed by his girlfriend’s ex-husband has been identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as Randall Johnson, 49. His death has been ruled a homicide. The cause of is multiple gunshot wounds.
According to Police, on Thursday, Jan. 9 at approximately 10:49 p.m. LVMPD Dispatch received multiple reports of a shooting on Za Zu Pitts Avenue near E. Vegas Valley Drive and S. Hollywood Boulevard.
In the arrest report, Police revealed that one of the 9-1-1 callers was a juvenile reporting that his step-father shot his father.
Arriving officers located Johnson laying on the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical personnel responded and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The suspect, identified as Cleveland Haddicks, 41, remained on scene and was taken into custody by patrol.
Detectives determined Haddicks went to his ex-wife’s residence and when the new boyfriend opened the door, they got into a verbal argument that led to a fistfight. During the physical fight, Haddicks produced a handgun and shot Johnson.
Haddicks was transported to the Clark County Detention Center and booked for murder with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
Homicide Detectives conducted a post Miranda interview with Haddicks, who reported that he and his ex-wife were married for six years and divorced in March of 2019. He claims the divorce was due to an affair his ex-wife had with Johnson, her co-worker
Haddicks stated that his ex-wife got her own apartment, but they maintained a relationship – on and off.
During the evening of Jan. 9, Haddicks stated he learned that his children, not biological, were home with Johnson while his ex-wife was at work.
Haddicks said in the arrest report he was upset and drove to the apartment to check on the kids. He told officers during the interview that he was armed with his .380 caliber handgun which was concealed in his pant pocket.
Haddicks said he knocked on the door to the apartment but got no answer. When he turned to walk away he says the victim exited the apartment and confronted him, according to the report.
In the report, Haddicks says the two men got into a verbal argument, which escalated when he said Johnson punched him.
The two fought briefly before Haddicks pulled out his handgun and told Johnson to stop. Johnson continued to fight and they both fell down. Johnson was on top of Haddicks punching him when Haddicks says he shot Johnson several times, killing him.
Haddicks stated in the interview he thought Johnson may have had a weapon but was not sure. That is when he says in the report he called LVMPD Dispatch and waited for Police to arrive.
Haddicks insists he did not bang on the door, but only knocked and rang the doorbell.
Detectives examined the crime scene and located three cartridge cases, a bullet, and a small knife.
The report states that prior to the shooting, juveniles were inside the apartment playing video games. The juvenile who called 911 said during his interview with Police that he heard banging on the door and that his step-father was yelling for Johnson to come outside. The juvenile said it sounded like Haddicks was kicking down the door. The juvenile then heard three shots but did not see the shooting, according to the report.