Las Vegas police hold press conference on dramatic standoff
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police spoke about a dramatic standoff between SWAT officers and a mother who barricaded herself in her home last week, while holding two of her children at gungpoint.
It happened near Mountain Vista and Tropicana, and lasted almost 24 hours. The standoff ended with Sara Jones getting shot in the face by police.
Police held a news conference on Wednesday, explaining why they were forced to fire.
They said around 9 p.m., more than 20 hours into the standoff, they heard a gunshot come from inside the home. They rushed in and said Jones locked herself in the master bedroom with her two children and a 45-caliber handgun.
According to police, Jones fired shots from the bedroom that hit a SWAT officer in the leg.
Once they busted into the room, the mother had barricaded herself in the bathroom with one of the children.
An officer observed Jones pointing her gun at the child, which forced officers to fire.
An ambulance took Jones to UMC, where he remains. She now faces numerous charges including attempted murder with a deadly weapon and first degree kidnapping.