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Man arrested for allegedly killing his wife in North Las Vegas

Krista Hostetler & Spencer Lubitz

Jarom Boyes

Man arrested for allegedly killing his wife in North Las Vegas

By Krista Hostetler & Spencer Lubitz. CREATED May 16, 2013

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police have arrested a North Las Vegas man for his alleged involvement in his wife's death at their home.

Jarom Boyes was taken into custody on Tuesday.

On April 6, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers responded to the 80 block of Whitetail Archery Avenue for a report of a suicide. They found a 24-year-old woman dead from a single gunshot wound.

It was reported the woman shot herself following an argument with her husband.

Evidence suggested the woman died under suspicious circumstances and detectives continued investigating her death as a homicide.

The investigation revealed the victim and her husband, Jarom Boyes, began arguing with each other while they were out with friends. When they returned home, the argument turned physical.

Evidence suggests during the physical alternation, Boyes allegedly shot his wife.

Neighbors said they saw police but didn't hear anything else about what happened until word of a suicide had spread to Nellis Air Force Base, where they said Boyes and his wife were stationed.

They said the base held a memorial service in her honor believing the woman had committed suicide. They said Jarom attended the ceremony with his wife's family.

"CSIs were processing the scene and there was just some suspicious circumstances that didn't add up in the case," said Chrissie Coon, North Las Vegas Police.

Boyes was eventually arrested for one count of murder with a deadly weapon.