Man accused of killing 2 neighbors identified, police said ongoing dispute may have led to shooting

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man is in custody and facing two counts of murder after a Thursday night shooting left two people dead.

Police have arrested Andrew Cote in the investigation. Cote was ordered held without bail Friday afternoon, with his next court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

A man and woman were killed. Family members of the woman has identified her as 71-year-old Mildred Olivo. The man’s identity has not been released. Police said he was in his 50s.

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Ray Spencer, a man called 911 around 10 p.m. to report he had shot and killed two neighbors with a shotgun. The shooting happened in the 4400 block of Mossy Rock Court, near Decatur Boulevard and Smoke Ranch Road.

Spencer said the suspect is in his late 30s.

The neighbors had lived next to each other for a long time and had an ongoing dispute, Spencer said. Metro police had responded to several calls for service, prior to the shooting, including violation of a protection order.

Spencer said there were children and other adults in the suspect’s home at the time of the shooting.

The homicides are under investigation. Spencer said it isn’t clear what led up to the shooting.

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