Po­lice: 7-Eleven shoot­ing started with man spit­ting

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NEVADA - By Rio La­can­lale Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal

The deadly Sun­day night con­fronta­tion in­side a Las Ve­gas 7-Eleven started when David Bar­ron spit on the store’s walk­way, po­lice doc­u­ments show.

About 11:40 p.m., Bar­ron, the 24-year-old man who was killed, en­tered the 4510 Ve­gas Val­ley Drive store for the sec­ond time that night with Eric Ball and Richard Ball. The Ball brothers were ar­rested Mon­day on charges of at­tempted rob­bery with a deadly weapon, con­spir­acy to com­mit rob­bery and bur­glary.

Po­lice said Bar­ron and Eric Ball had been in a phys­i­cal al­ter­ca­tion with store owner Har­jit Dhillon and an em­ployee ear­lier in the night af­ter Bar­ron spat near the store’s en­trance.

Bar­ron and the Ball brothers, armed with a ma­chete, brass knuck­les, two tac­ti­cal knives and a kitchen knife, de­manded they “wanted their stuff back” when they re­turned, Eric Ball’s ar­rest re­port showed.

When the Ball brothers jumped be­hind the check­out counter, the store owner at­tempted to call po­lice and shot a hand­gun once in the air, the re­port said.

Dhillon shot sev­eral times at Bar­ron, who was punch­ing him, the re­port said. Bar­ron was taken to Sun­rise Hos­pi­tal and Medical Cen­ter, where he died from mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds.

Metropoli­tan Po­lice De­part­ment homi­cide Lt. Dan Mcgrath said Dhillon was briefly de­tained but has not been charged. Mcgrath said the Clark County dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice will re­view the case and dis­cuss po­ten­tial charges against Dhillon.

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