Las Vegas Metro Police Department
Published Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 | 3:28 p.m.
Updated Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 | 3:53 p.m.
A “stupid” argument over drugs and ensuing fight culminated early Wednesday in the shooting death of a Las Vegas man, according to Metro Police arrest reports made public Thursday.
The reports identified the dead man as Terry Lee Harris, who was shot multiple times in the head about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday in a parking lot at the Pinewood Apartments, 3540 Swenson, near East Twain Avenue.
Six people, including a woman who believes she is pregnant with Harris’ baby, were arrested on counts relating to Harris’ death and are being detained without bond in the Clark County Detention Center.
Michael “S-Dot” White, 32, Westchester, Calif., is in custody on counts of murder with a deadly weapon and accessory to murder.
Also in custody are Ricknisha Herrington, 24, Los Angeles, who believes she is pregnant with Harris’ child; Diamond Bevans, 23, Los Angeles; Denise Rainer, 25, Las Vegas; Ivory Davis, 33, Las Vegas; and Derrick Beasley, also known as Tracy Davis, 27, Los Angeles; all on counts of accessory to murder.
According to police reports:
All seven had been at a party, “smoking and drinking,” at an apartment in the Pinewood complex where Harris, known as “Mousie,” had gotten into an argument with White. Herrington told police the fight was “over something stupid.”
The argument escalated into a fight when Harris punched White. Harris then began to get “out of control and threaten everyone in the apartment.” At that point, White began asking for a gun.
Davis told police several people went outside and were arguing there with Harris. Davis said she heard several gunshots and thought Harris had been shot, but Davis would not identify the shooter.
Another witness reported hearing five gunshots, looked outside and saw Harris on the ground in the parking lot with three people running away from the scene.
After police arrived at the parking lot and found Harris’ body, they made their way to the apartment and knocked at the door where the party was reported, but no one answered. After obtaining a search warrant, a Metro SWAT unit entered the apartment to find seven people inside: the six who ultimately were arrested and a 17-year-old boy, who had been asleep.
Police were able to identify White as the shooter and the location of a weapon from statements made by the teen, who also told police the initial argument was over drugs.