Las Vegas Man Forced To Shoot Roommate After Knife Attack

Las Vegas Man Forced To Shoot Roommate After Knife Attack

A Las Vegas couple sharing a condo with a mutual friend faced the unthinkable on a Friday night at about 1:00 AM.

The friend had been using drugs and “was acting delusional,” according to police. Without any apparent reason, the friend picked up a knife and started attacking his male roommate. The roommate grabbed a shotgun to defend himself. When it was over, the roommate was stabbed six times, and the friend was shot multiple times. The friend died at the scene from gunshot wounds. The roommate was taken to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to recover.

When most of us think about how we might have to defend our lives against a deadly force attack, I would doubt that many of us would consider a scenario that involves someone we know well enough to be our roommate. We don’t consider a close friend a potential threat.

Of course, that assumes that they are in their right mind, and I know of nothing that can mess with someone’s mind faster than drugs. Personally, I don’t associate with known drug users. Trouble tends to follow that lifestyle, and I have no desire to expose myself or my family to unnecessary risks.

Given that the roommate was stabbed six times during the fight, it’s hard to imagine this case as anything other than justifiable self-defense.

That said, it’s still a terrible tragedy to be forced to defend your life against someone you care about. That couple couldn’t have possibly considered that their gun would have to be used against someone they knew, but what if it hadn’t been in the home? Would the story have been even more tragic?

$599.99 (Reg.$ 799.99)
No Code Needed
Sig Sauer P365 9mm Pistol 12 Rd RTT Tacpac, Coyote

Sig Sauer P365 9mm Pistol 12 Rd RTT Tacpac, Coyote

The award-winning P365 has redefined the micro-compact pistol category, quickly becoming one of the most coveted firearms in the industry.

$449.99 (Reg. $549.99)
No Code Needed
Smith & Wesson M&p Shield Ez 9mm Pistol With Manual Safety, Black - 12436

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm Pistol With Manual Safety, Black

The next evolution of the M&P Shield EZ pistol, the M&P9 Shield EZ encompasses all of the M&P Shield EZ features, now in the powerful 9mm caliber.

$159.99
No Code Needed
3 Pack Of Blem Psa Stealth Ar-15 Lowers

3 Pack Of BLEM PSA Stealth AR-15 Lowers

These forged lowers are quality made using material is 7075-T6 and are marked "CAL MULTI" to accommodate most builds. The finish is Black Hardcoat Anodize per MIL-8625 Type 3 class 2.

1 2 3 17
Previous articleHusband, Father Shoots Burglar In His Front Yard After Break-In
Next articleCan You Improve Your Shooting With An Airsoft Pistol? An Experiment
Mark Ehlen is a USCCA certified firearms instructor, a MN DNR Firearms Safety instructor, high school trap shooting coach and a writer. As one of his uncles ran Federal Cartridge Corp for many years and his father retired from there, firearms and ammo are second nature to him. His firearms instruction is aimed at helping new shooters have a positive experience as well as understanding the practical and legal side of concealed carry. Mark can be reached at Marksmanship Firearms Training.
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments