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Boyfriend shot, killed by girlfriend identified

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Cheryl Rheamount (Source: LVMPD) Cheryl Rheamount (Source: LVMPD)
Police at the scene of a shooting investigation near Lamb and Lake Mead Boulevards on Nov. 20, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5) Police at the scene of a shooting investigation near Lamb and Lake Mead Boulevards on Nov. 20, 2016. (Kurt Rempe/FOX5)

Las Vegas Metro police said a woman has been arrested after shooting her boyfriend Sunday night. 

35-year-old Cheryl Rheamount was arrested in connection to the incident, police said. 

Police responded to the incident at about 7:45 p.m. in the area of Judson Avenue and Dolly Lane, near Lamb and Lake Mead Boulevards. 

Sgt. Matthew Sanford, of Metro said that Rheamount asked a citizen in the area to call police because she was involved in a shooting with her boyfriend.

Police found the man, later identified as Matthew Bernardi, suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle in the nearby desert area. 

According to Rheamount's arrest report, she told police the pair began to argue during a trip to a local casino. Rheamount said once they returned to the home they shared, boyfriend packed his belongings and the pair left again. Rheamount told police Bernardi said he was going to kill her.  She claimed he became physical and she eventually shot him inside the vehicle. 

Bernardi, 32, was transported to University Medical Center, but later died according to police.

The Clark County Coroner's office identified Bernardi and said he died from a gunshot wound of the chest, with his death ruled a homicide.

Rheamount said the relationship was abusive, but she never reported it to police, according to the arrest report. 

Rheamount was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with a deadly weapon, police said. She is scheduled to make her court appearance Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.  

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Metro's homicide section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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