LAS VEGAS – A man who was shot dead in a Las Vegas hotel last month was beating a woman when his friends intervened and shot him with his own rifle, authorities said.
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Brandon Eric Dangerfield, 33, of Las Vegas, has been charged with a domestic drummer by strangulation, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Lt. Brian Boxler of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to Sahara Las Vegas around 11:30 a.m. PDT on June 27 and found Dangerfield in a lobby on the 22nd floor of the hotel with an injury shot to the chest, according to KTNV.
According to an arrest report, Dangerfield’s former girlfriend said he showed up uninvited to her birthday party and tried to get her out of the room after threatening to shoot her girlfriends, KLAS reported.
“(The ex-girlfriend) said Dangerfield told the women (in the room) that he would kill them all if (she) didn’t come out of the room,” the report reads.
The woman claimed Dangerfield strangled her, punched her in the face and dragged her face across the carpet, causing a “carpet burn to her right temple and swelling in both eyes,” the woman reported. TV channel.
According to the report, the woman’s friends walked out of the room and intervened, and Dangerfield was shot at one point, the Review-Journal reported.
“It is believed that during the brawl the women had with Dangerfield, one of them was able to get Dangerfield’s gun and shoot him,” police said in the arrest report. “However, at the time of the investigation, contact (with the friends of the women) was unsuccessful.”
Police were also unable to obtain video of the incident, the Review-Journal reported.
No other arrests were made. The person who pulled the trigger could face a battery charge with the use of a lethal weapon resulting in significant bodily harm, KLAS reported.
Dangerfield was taken to an area hospital in critical condition after the shooting, the newspaper reported.
He is now being held at the Clark County Detention Center.
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