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Police: Standoff suspect also tied to slaying, home invasion

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Robert Williams (Source: LVMPD) Robert Williams (Source: LVMPD)
Metro police on the scene of a shooting and standoff on Twain Avenue near Paradise Road on Wednesday, April 2. (Rachel Moore/FOX5) Metro police on the scene of a shooting and standoff on Twain Avenue near Paradise Road on Wednesday, April 2. (Rachel Moore/FOX5)
Crime tape is visible at the scene of a shooting at Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 1. (FOX5) Crime tape is visible at the scene of a shooting at Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 1. (FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Metro police on Monday said a man who surrendered following a standoff that lasted nearly four hours on April 2 is also responsible for a deadly shooting at Clark County Wetlands Park

Robert Williams, 27, is charged with home invasion, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and resisting an officer in connection with the April 2 incident. 

Williams is also facing charges in connection with a deadly shooting at Wetlands Park, on the east side of Las Vegas, following the discovery of a body there on April 2.

Officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots at the park after 4:15 p.m. on April 1. Soon after, an unresponsive man was discovered lying on a pathway. He had been shot several times.

The next day, according to Williams' arrest report, Williams showed up at an apartment on East Twain Avenue, near Paradise Road, about 6 p.m. The apartment was occupied by two children and a babysitter.

Williams was shouting and banging on the door, saying he wanted his property, according to the report. The babysitter said Williams then broke the front window, climbed through and ran toward the children. The babysitter managed to escape with the kids unharmed.

When police arrived, Williams fired several shots at them from the second-story apartment, striking an unoccupied police vehicle, breaking one of its windows and deflating a tire.

Following a standoff that evacuated apartment buildings and dragged on about four hours, Williams surrendered to SWAT officers.

According to police, Williams has convictions in Nevada for pandering, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, conspiracy to violate the uniform controlled substance act and statutory sexual seduction.

Williams remains at Clark County Detention Center.

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