Tragic Shooting: Family Lawyer and Wife Killed in Custody Deposition Clash, Gunman Takes Own Life


Las Vegas, NV – A shocking incident unfolded at a Las Vegas law firm on Monday morning, leaving two people dead and the gunman deceased by suicide.

The Victims

LA News Center has learned that the victims of the shooting at the Summerlin law firm were Dennis Prince and his wife, Ashley Prince. Dennis was a renowned attorney and founder of the firm, while Ashley was a paralegal at the office.

Suspect and Motive

According to reports, the gunman has been identified as Joe Houston, a Las Vegas attorney. Houston allegedly represented his son, Dylan Houston, during a child custody deposition involving his former daughter-in-law, Ashley Prince. The custody proceedings had taken a turn in recent months.

While the investigation is ongoing, LA News Center has reported that police have a theory about the motive behind the shooting but are not releasing any further details at this time.

Deadly Confrontation

The shooting occurred during the deposition at the Prince Law Group, located on Charleston Boulevard. Witnesses stated that there was a heated exchange between Houston and Dennis Prince, which escalated into the fatal incident.

Houston allegedly shot Dennis and Ashley before turning the gun on himself.

Investigation and Aftermath

LA News Center has reported that schools in the surrounding area were briefly placed on soft lockdown but have since lifted the restrictions. Police assured the public that there is no current threat to the community.

Remembering the Victims

Dennis Prince was described by his colleagues and clients as a dedicated attorney who was passionate about his work and his family. Ashley Prince was known for her kindness and unwavering support of her husband and their children.

The Prince Law Group released a statement expressing their profound sadness and asking for privacy for the families involved.

Call for Gun Violence Prevention

The tragedy has once again highlighted the urgent need for effective gun violence prevention measures. LA News Center believes that political leaders, community stakeholders, and individuals must come together to address this pressing issue and prevent further senseless deaths.

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