Police report says shooting victim claimed to have beaten alleged killer
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A police report about the shooting of 24-year-old Christopher Dewayne Jones Jr. on Aug. 6 contains some new information.
Action News spoke to an uncle on Thursday of the suspected killer, 21-year-old Anishya Douglas, who told Action News that Douglas was acting in self defense. He told Action News that Jones had beat Douglas up the night before the shooting and that on the day of the shooting, Jones reached for his gun first. The uncle also showed Action News photographs that had been take of Douglas after the alleged beating.
The police report which was released Friday morning may support part of that claim.
In the police report, one of the people who was present during the incident told police that Jones had told her before the shooting that he had been gambling with the suspect the night before. He also allegedly told her the suspect had cheated him 3 times and he beat her up, choking Douglas out for 20 minutes, and then taking $80 from her pockets.
The police report says Douglas knocked on the door of an apartment on Marion Drive at about 1:15 p.m. Aug. 6. Jones was at the apartment with several other people. One witness to the incident said when Douglas saw Jones at the apartment, she got a grin on her face.
Another witness said she heard Jones talking about the incident the night before with Douglas and then heard him ask her what she was going to do about it. The witness said she then saw Douglas pull out what appeared to be a revolver and shoot Jones.
Several adults and children were in the apartment at the time of the confrontation.
Douglas immediately fled the scene after the shooting. The witnesses were able to identify her from photographs. Douglas was in hiding for several days before she was arrested on Aug. 13 in Ogden, Utah.
Douglas is being charged with murder with use of deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a firearm.
A viewing for Jones is being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Valley Funeral Home. His funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church.