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Police: NLV man confessed to fatally shooting wife

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A North Las Vegas police patrol vehicle at the scene of a deadly shooting on Plumeria Avenue on Monday, July 13. (Danielle Miller/FOX5) A North Las Vegas police patrol vehicle at the scene of a deadly shooting on Plumeria Avenue on Monday, July 13. (Danielle Miller/FOX5)
Arthur Mattox (Source: North Las Vegas Police Dept.) Arthur Mattox (Source: North Las Vegas Police Dept.)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV (FOX5) -

A woman was killed in a shooting in North Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, according to police.

The shooting happened about 1:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Plumeria Avenue, near the intersection of Lone Mountain and Losee roads.

According to Officer Aaron Patty, of North Las Vegas police, the 70-year-old woman was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of critical injuries. She later died.

According to police, the woman was shot by her 78-year-old husband, identified as Arthur Mattox. Police further said it was Mattox who called 911 and told officers he and his wife had been arguing prior to the shooting. Mattox was charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon and was booked into Las Vegas City Jail. 

“We do know that there was a brief altercation before the shooting happened, so detectives are trying to look into those details and find out exactly what led up to that moment,” Patty said. 

“He was usually the one complaining about her being the aggressor, but apparently today that isn’t the issue,” neighbor Lisa Dunn said.

Dunn, who lives a few doors down from the couple, said police have been called to the home several times in response to domestic violence issues.

“[There was one incident] here a couple of months ago where the gentleman came out in his pajamas, and the wife was chasing him and the cops were called. The cops have been at that house a couple of times,” she said. 

Patty encouraged people dealing with domestic violence to reach out for help.

“A lot of people in a domestic situation, if you are having problems, folks are just afraid to commit to get that outside help, whether it’s family, friends. This is exactly what we want to avoid – this situation, this outcome,” Patty said.

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