Typically, the very early hours are some of the most peaceful ones in Las Vegas, but that wasn’t the case on May 17, 2023. At around 4:25 A.M. police were called out to a neighborhood after receiving reports of gunshots.
Upon arriving at a home near Libby Drive, Pines Drive, and Harmon Avenue, authorities quickly discovered three people suffering from gunshot wounds.
Two of the injured individuals were rushed out to a nearby University Medical Center. Their condition was listed as “unknown.” The third person was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene.
Right now, the shooting incident remains under investigation. No additional details have been released.
What to Do After You Commit a Crime
As hard as it is to believe, most people usually feel guilty after committing these types of crimes, so it’s no surprise that they often flee the scene and hope to never get discovered for what they’ve done. If you’ve ever committed a crime, then you’ve likely experienced similar feelings and wondered whether staying silent about what happened is your best course of action.
While staying quiet is an option, it’s often a better idea to at least get informed about your legal rights and options moving forward. Speaking to a criminal defense attorney can help you better understand the law, potential charges you could face, defense strategies you can rely on, and your options moving forward.
Always remember, a lawyer cannot call the police or turn you in for a crime if you hire them due to client-attorney privilege. While they can encourage you to turn yourself in and recommend it, they cannot turn you in or tell on you without your informed consent.
Firearm Charges in Nevada
Firearm charges are taken very seriously in Nevada, especially when individuals get fatally injured during an incident. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, the perpetrator could be charged with either first-degree or second-degree murder.
First-degree murder is usually defined as murders that are either premeditated or committed during the commission of another felony. Second-degree murder often happens unintentionally as a result of recklessness or negligence.
There are less serious charges you could get charged with too, though, including voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter. It is possible to have a murder charge reduced down to one of these less severe charges.
Defending yourself against a murder or homicide charge is an extremely complex situation. Emotions will be high for you, the victim’s surviving loved ones, and even the judge and jury considering the gravity of the situation. For that reason, it’s often in your best interest to consult with a criminal defense attorney who can provide you with solid, legal advice that you can rely on.
If you’re in Las Vegas or a nearby area and you’ve recently been charged with a crime, then our firm can help. We can also help you if you have not yet been charged with a crime but you suspect that you will be charged soon.
Schedule a free, confidential case evaluation with our best attorneys now for more details.