A call to Henderson, Nv., police about a shooting at an apartment complex ended with four people dead, including a suspected gunman and a 12-year-old boy, the New York Times reports. Police released details about the episode, including the circumstances of their firing at the gunman, who they believed had taken the boy hostage after killing two women. The episode began around 11 a.m. Tuesday, when a caller told police of gunshots and someone with a possible gunshot wound in a doorway. Police found two women in their 30s who had been fatally shot. They also found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot but was alive.
The gunman, a resident of the complex identified as Jason Neo Bourne, 38, was “barricaded in a nearby vehicle” and holding a boy hostage. “As officers attempted a de-escalation dialogue with the suspect, the suspect held his firearm to the juvenile’s head, resulting in an officer-involved shooting,” police said. The boy and Bourne both died at the scene, the police said. Bourne had fired “multiple rounds inside the vehicle,” police said. It was also unclear what had led to the initial shootings, but Bourne lived in the apartment above the victims’.