Las Vegas Now | New Details in Deadly Home Burglary
Ugly situation.Police are investigating a shooting at a Las Vegas home that left two people dead Thursday night. Police say a man told them that he and his wife came home and were met by a burglar in their house. According to officers, the burglar shot and killed the woman and the husband then shot and killed the burglar.
Some neighbors were crying as they learned of their neighbor's tragic death. As of Friday morning, the streets were still littered with bits of crime scene tape.
Neighbors were blocked out of their homes, and the neighborhood was on lock down for hours.
"We waited for about an hour before we could bring the car here," said Mort Arditti, a neighbor.
Police say the couple returned to their home on Friday night around 9 p.m. and surprised a burglar. Police say the burglar was someone the couple knew and had hired in the past to do work at the home.
The female victim, Sharon Randolph, had lived in the neighborhood for 12 years.
"I just saw her three days ago. Real nice lady. Said how nice the yard looked," said neighbor Robert Donat.
Donat says she asked why he does all his yard work himself. He said he didn't want strangers at his house, but he says Sharon was different.
"They bring a lot of strangers over there to do odd jobs for them. You are just asking for trouble. You don't know the people you are bringing into your house," he said.
According to police, a handyman the couple had hired broke into the house and was burglarizing it when they came home. Police say the suspect shot and killed the Randolph.
"Now she's gone overnight, just like that. And we were all home last night and we heard the helicopter and they were kicking people out of their houses around them. Just amazing," said Donat.
But neighbors say there might be more too it. Sharon's husband had died a few years back and she met a new man on the Internet who wasn't too popular with neighbors.
"A lot of fighting going on, her and her new husband. I guess she found him on the Internet and a lot of U-Haul trucks. She is always taking him back, so not a good thing," said Donat.
Police say that new husband struggled with the burglar and ended up shooting the man to death in the garage.