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Law enforcement:

Woman, 25, arrested in husband’s shooting death

Updated Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 | 3:32 p.m.

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Ericka McElroy

Approximate area of shooting

Metro Police arrested the 25-year-old wife of a man found shot to death this morning outside their home in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.

Investigators say the 37-year-old husband and his wife had been involved in a domestic dispute.

Police say the woman, Ericka McElroy, is alleged to have shot her husband outside their house in the 5000 block of Upper Falls Court near West Cactus Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard.

McElroy has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with a deadly weapon. She is being held without bail, according to detention center records.

Police were called to the home about 5:10 a.m. Wednesday by a woman who said her daughter had just shot her husband outside their home.

When officers and emergency medical crews arrived, they found the man with a gunshot wound to his chest. Paramedics examined the man and pronounced him dead at the scene, police said.

The name of the man hasn't been released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

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