LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman is dead and two men are in stable condition after a shooting Monday night near Wigwam and Green Valley parkways.
Henderson police said Crystal Turner, 48, was shot in the face as she and two other men got in the middle of a domestic feud between a husband and wife.
Turner was taken to Sunrise Hospital with the two other shooting victims, Billy Brown, 21, and Brian Washington, 21, who each had gunshot wounds. Brown was shot in the left back, and Washington was shot in the chest. Both men are expected to survive.
Henderson police said Sara Clark, 37, called at about 7:30 p.m. Monday and said her husband had just shot two people at a home in the 90 block of Huntfield Drive. Officers responded and found the shooting victims in the street outside the home.
An initial report on the shooting was posted on the Henderson Police Department Facebook page. Additional details were provided in an arrest report.
Clark told police that her husband had been whipping her, and then he pulled out a gun, according to the arrest report.
A preliminary investigation indicated the caller’s husband, identified as Andre Andrews, 39, had fled the scene following an altercation with his Clark. The wife contacted friends for help, and they were there when Andrews returned to the home.
Police said Andrews shot Turner in the face and then a fight started with Brown and Washington, who tried to get the weapon away from Andrews. The two men were shot during the struggle.
This is a quiet neighborhood according to people who live in the area, but last night, it was a different story. Neighbors say they are in shock because they didn’t think anyone lives at the home where the crime took place.
A family who say they just moved to Las Vegas from Minneapolis, while they didn’t want to give their name or be on camera, says they still can’t believe what happened Monday night.
“My son indicated he heard some scuffle and some gun shots … it was engulfed in police. They were running down the street with rifles, guns and kicking in doors. So, you’re like, where did I move?”
“They had two gentlemen on the ground giving CPR, one of them was taken right away into an ambulance the second they continued to work on him then eventually stopped CPR and was taken via ambulance,” they added.
Police found Andrews sitting on the walkway by the front door of the home and arrested him. Andrews was also taken to the hospital for treatment of head injuries received in the struggle, according to the arrest report.
Officers investigating the scene found a black revolver in the rocks near where Andrews had been sitting.
Andrews, who remains hospitalized, was booked on one count of open murder with a deadly weapon, two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon and one count of domestic battery.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Turner was from Van Nuys, Calif. The names of the other people involved were included in the arrest report.
“Thoughts and prayers, I mean like I said, however this played out and what brought it to this I just hope that they find some peace and come back from it because it was definitely traumatic,” added the neighbor who didn’t want to provide their name or appear on camera.
The investigation remains open, and Henderson police said no further details will be released at this time.
It’s the city’s seventh homicide of 2021.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.