LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (Metro) released new information on the arrest of 21-year-old Jaquan Mott who is charged with open murder following a domestic dispute that resulted in a shooting at the 5000 block of Starfinder Lane on Wednesday.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., Mott arrived at the Mountain View Hospital with Jasmine Hendrix, who was suffering from gunshot injuries. Mott told officers that Hendrix his girlfriend of 5 years and the mother of his 2-year-old child.

According to the police report, Mott told police that before the shooting he, Hendrix and her brother argued over his recent purchase of a gun. Mott had grabbed Hendrix’s phone during an argument, which soon escalated to a physical fight, and this is when Hendrix’s brother interfered. Mott and Hendrix’s exchanged punches and Mott threw Hendrix’s brother down a flight of stairs. Mott then grabbed his gun and got inside the car in the garage. Hendrix and her brother followed him to the garage and Hendrix tried to get her phone back. At some point the phone fell and both Mott and Hendrix struggled to get it back when Mott fired one round, striking Hendrix.

Mott quickly got Hendrix in his car and drover her to the hospital. Mott told police detectives that it was not his intent to shoot Hendrix and expressed remorse for his actions throughout the interview.

Mott was placed under arrest for Open Murder and was booked at CCDC.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or call Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 702-385-5555