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Vegas man faces judge in neighbor slaying case

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A Las Vegas man is slated to face a judge Tuesday after being extradited from Arizona in connection to a fatal shooting stemming from a feud with his neighbor.

Demetrius Brock, 43, was booked into Clark County Detention Center on Friday on counts of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and carrying a concealed weapon without permit.

Brock's initial hearing was scheduled for 7:30 a.m. in Las Vegas Justice Court.

In a warrant declaration released Monday, detectives described the events leading up to the Nov. 5, 2012 shooting death of Brock's neighbor, Tyrollia Belt, at the Falcon Landing apartments near Madre Mesa Drive and Decatur Boulevard.

Citing Brock, detectives wrote in the report about a disruption Brock heard from his neighbor while he was watching television. Brock, as police wrote in the declaration, went out to confront Belt, which escalated into a heated argument between the two.

"I don't want no problem, but I (have) been dealing with your noise for six months," Brock recalled saying to Belt as written in the declaration.

Brock, as the detectives stated him saying in the declaration, said his neighbor threatened him before Belt left, picked up by his wife. Brock, in the declaration, alerted apartment security about the incident.

More than two hours later, Brock, as described in the declaration, began arming himself with a 9 mm pistol and left his unit to get dinner. As he was walking, Brock was confronted by Belt who was following him in a vehicle, the declaration said.

Brock, in the declaration, got to his vehicle while placing the handgun in the driver's side door panel. More words were exchanged, Brock was stated as saying in the declaration, leading to him telling Belt, "God is good."

The remark, as Brock said in the declaration, prompted Belt to get out of his vehicle and walk towards his neighbor. At the same time, Brock got out of his car with his weapon in his hand.

Seeing that Belt had his hand to his waistband, Brock, as the declaration stated, opened fire at Belt, eventually shooting off 15 rounds at his neighbor. Brock, though, admitted not seeing Belt holding a weapon at the time.

In the declaration, Brock stated he was trained during his time in the U.S. Air Force and the Nevada Department of Corrections "to shoot to neutralize the threat." As a result, Belt was hit multiple times in the torso, leg and in the head.

Brock then left the gun at the scene and headed to his apartment to call 911. In the declaration, he would later come out and admit his involvement to officers on the scene.

Brock stated in the declaration he didn't want to "look like a punk" to apartment management and to Belt and involve police in the earlier confrontation. Police noted in the declaration that there was no physical contact between the two until the shooting.

The declaration was written and executed on Aug. 5. Police did not disclose details of Brock's arrest in Maricopa County, AZ.

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