LAS VEGAS — A suspect in a California slaying has barricaded himself inside a Las Vegas apartment and claims to have hostages.
KLAS-TV reports investigators say the hostage situation began shortly before 6:30 p.m. Monday. The television station identifies the suspect as William Carl Gardner III, 30, who’s suspected of gunning down his ex-girlfriend, Leslie Pinkston, the morning of Nov. 18 as she was parked in front of her workplace on Railroad Avenue in Winters.
The man claims to have a woman and child inside the Camden Point Apartments on East Tropicana Avenue.
Metro Police Lt. Harry Fagel tells the Las Vegas Sun that it’s unclear whether the man knows the hostages.
The station reports that police have evacuated several units at the complex.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that SWAT officers are trying to get the man to surrender.
Gardner has been the subject of a manhunt led by the U.S. Marshals Service. The standoff remained unresolved shortly after midnight Tuesday.