Friday, June 22, 2012

Las Vegas, NV: Woman Arrested in Shooting of Ex-Boyfriend

LAS VEGAS – Metro Police arrested a 24-year-old woman after a man was found bleeding from his chest outside her home in the 5500 block of Avenida Vaquero, near W. Cheyenne Avenue and Michael Way.

Jesmin Sandoval, who lives at the home, told officers she shot her ex-boyfriend, Jason Vongundy, 37, in self-defense, according to her arrest report.

In the report, she told officers that she had broken up with Vongundy and he had come over to her house to retrieve his belongings. The two began to argue and when she went back into the house, he started to yell at her through a window, threatening to kill her, the report said.

She said she went outside to avoid waking children in the house, and when he came towards her, she grabbed a gun from his belongings, the report said.

Sandoval told officers that Vongundy pointed something at her and she feared for her life when she shot him.

At first she told officers she couldn't remember where she put the gun, and that she immediately called 911 for help, the report said. After some questioning, officers learned she had thrown the gun behind the house into an alley 100 yards away.

Vongundy was taken to University Medical Center with a gunshot to his chest.

Officers said the bullet's path did not match her story, the report said, and because of this, arrested Sandoval for attempted murder with a deadly weapon.

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