- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A police report says a 31-year-old man killed two neighbors who tried to help and also shot at his mother, but missed, before engaging Las Vegas police in a gunbattle that left a police dog dead from friendly fire.

James Craig Simpson is described as behaving erratically after arriving at his mother’s home with a handgun before dawn last Thursday. He told her he thought people were following him.

Simpson’s mother told police he feared people were in a car in the garage and were going to hurt him.

She told police he shot 31-year-old neighbor Branden Hughes and attacked Hughes’ mother, Felicia Simone Wimberly-Hughes, as they approached the open garage door.

Police critically wounded Simpson, who remained hospitalized Tuesday while his lawyer, Nicholas Woolridge, obtained a court order to visit him.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide