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Man accused of firing on reality TV show film crew identified

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North Las Vegas Police today identified a 40-year-old man who they say opened fire on a reality TV show crew in his neighborhood Monday after becoming angry that a van was parked in front of his house.

Authorities said the incident happened about 9:45 p.m. in the 2900 block of Vigilante Court, near Losee Road and Centennial Parkway.

Police said Carlos Barron began yelling at the van's occupants from a second-story window and then went outside to demand they move the van, at which point he allegedly struck the driver.

The TV crew, which was filming as a vehicle belonging to the man's neighbor was being repossessed as part of the show "Repo Games," went to help the van's driver, police said.

Barron then allegedly pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired multiple shots at the seven-person crew, police said. No one was injured.

The crew fled the area and called police. By the time officers arrived, Barron had barricaded himself inside his home, police said.

More than two hours later, Barran left through a rear window and jumped a wall in his backyard onto Azure Avenue and tried to run, police said.

A police dog apprehended Barron after he refused commands from officers, authorities said. He suffered minor injuries during the arrest.

Barron was booked into the North Las Vegas Detention Center in connection with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, aiming or discharging a firearm where a person might be in danger and obstructing a police officer.

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  1. Why don't the keep their reality shows in Hollywood? Why don't they park their van in Summerlin or Anthem, or Southern Highlands. Why must the poor and working class neighborhoods have to deal with these low life media sharks? trying to make a buck off other people's misfortune?

  2. Oh for goodness sakes mred.... it was a public street.

  3. I bet they will think twice about who's house they park in front of next time...

    move the van down the block, not guilty on all charges.

  4. Perhaps we should ponder why anyone would watch these sorts of "reality" shows.

    Back in the 1950's, one critic stated that TV had the potential to become a "vast wasteland." In large part, it has.

    While there is some excellent programming on certain TV stations, it seems that most of the time TV content is aimed at the simple-minded, the fearful -- you know -- morons.

    While TV is not a wasteland, there are some pretty arid and ugly regions to be avoided.

  5. Deport his ass!

  6. A low class person doing a low class crime, in a low class neighborhood. DUH

    Here's a new reality show idea for you all.
    It's called Life

    Jonathan

  7. Joel is apparently OK with people trying to kill with handguns. Yeah! More guns! That's the ticket to a more civilized society...not!

  8. mred - gimme a break. reality TV brings money to Las Vegas. Get over it.

    p.s. the show seems hilarious

  9. I agree with mred. I have no love for the reality paparazzi who like parasites live off the blood of others, for profit.

  10. Why don't they let the people that are getting their cars repo'ed into a reality game show? Give those poor folks a chance to win it back.