Monday, July 30, 2012 | 2:25 p.m.
Late Friday morning at the home of his estranged wife, Troy Richard White shot Echo Brooke Lucas, then turned to Lucas’ live-in boyfriend, shot him and asked, “How does it feel now?” according to a Metro Police affidavit seeking a warrant for White’s arrest.
Lucas, 29, was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. Friday at University Medical Center Trauma Center. Her boyfriend was hospitalized but survived the shooting. White, 44, who fled before police arrived at the home, surrendered later Friday to authorities in Yavapai County, Ariz., where he remains jailed.
The affidavit, filed with the Las Vegas Justice Court, was released Monday morning by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. Early Monday afternoon the court issued the warrant seeking White’s arrest. It also set into motion the legal process for White’s return to Nevada to face charges in Lucas’ death. By midafternoon, the District Attorney’s Office charged White with murder with use of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a firearm.
In the affadavit, Metro Police Detective Joel Kisner described the events surrounding the shootings:
Emergency dispatchers received a phone call about 11:50 a.m. Friday of a shooting at the residence at 325 Altamira Road. There, officers found White’s wife lying unconscious on a bedroom floor with a gunshot wound to her chest. Just outside the bedroom was her boyfriend, also lying on the floor with apparent gunshot wounds.
Five children also were present when police arrived.
Both Lucas and her boyfriend were transported to University Medical Center Trauma.
Late Friday afternoon after coming out of surgery, Lucas’ boyfriend told police that Lucas had been married for eight years to White. White and Lucas had three children in common. Additionally, Lucas had two other children with another man.
Their marriage, however, has been troubled, the boyfriend told police. Although Lucas had asked for a divorce, White would not agree to one.
White, however, still had access to the residence because he sometimes provided care for their children.
According to the boyfriend, White had come to the home Friday morning and talked for about five minutes with Lucas in a backroom. The boyfriend said he had opened the door after hearing Lucas shouting at White to stop. The boyfriend said he saw White shove Lucas and then shoot her once. White then turned the gun on the boyfriend, asking, “How does it feel now?” according to the affidavit.
At 5:40 p.m. Friday, White turned himself in at the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department in Arizona, according to the report. He told an officer that he was wanted in Vegas for a shooting and that the gun he used was in a Dodge Durango parked in the lot. Lucas’ boyfriend said he suspected White had stolen Lucas’ Dodge Durango after the shooting since it was missing from the driveway.
This morning, the Clark County Coroner's Office said Lucas died from a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and ruled her death a homicide.
Tess Driver, a spokeswoman with Clark County District Attorney’s Office, said issuance of the warrant this afternoon would ensure White would remain in the Yavapai County jail until his return to Nevada.