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Wife to police: Husband threatened her before she shot him

Updated Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 | 1:39 p.m.

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Ericka McElroy

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The Clark County Coroner’s Office this afternoon identified a man who police say was killed Wednesday by this wife. The victim was identified as Shane McElroy of Las Vegas.

Ericka McElroy allegedly killed her 37-year-old husband outside their home in the 5000 block of Upper Falls Court, near West Cactus Avenue and South Decatur Boulevard near Southern Highlands, by shooting him in the chest with a 20-gauge shotgun. An arrest report said the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute.

Ericka McElroy told police that her husband had threatened to kill her and himself by placing the barrel of a shotgun against both of their heads during the dispute. According to the report, Ericka McElroy told police her husband appeared drunk.

She told police her husband accused her of having an affair, and had threatened to kill himself with a knife earlier in the evening. He had also threatened to kill the man he though she was having an affair with, according to the report.

The couple had known each other for 10 years and married in Las Vegas in 2005, the report said. They have an 8-year-old son.

McElroy is scheduled to appear in court at 7:30 a.m. Friday. She remains in the Clark County Detention Center without bond.

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