LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas Police investigated a murder-suicide early Friday morning.
NLVPD Officer Alexander Cuevas said the incident began around 2 a.m. Oct. 9 in the 2600 block of E. Cheyenne Avenue, near Civic Center Drive. Cuevas said police received a call about a suicidal person at an apartment complex.
Upon arrival, police found a Hispanic man in his 50s dead with a gunshot wound. Cuevas said the caller, a 52-year-old woman, was found with a weapon in her hand. Cuevas said NLVPD officers pulled out of the area and called SWAT for assistance.
NLVPD evacuated eight apartments while SWAT headed to the scene. Shortly after, police heard a gunshot. SWAT sent in a robot unit and found the woman dead.
Cuevas said due to the circumstances, police were investigating the incident as a murder-suicide.
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man on Monday as Rafael Antonio Meneses, 52, from Las Vegas. His died from a gunshot wound to the head and neck and his death was ruled a homicide.
The woman was identified as 50-year-old Debra Gellegos. She died from a gunshot wound to the head and her death was ruled suicide.