Prominent Las Vegas attorney, wife killed by another attorney in law firm shooting: report

A family member has identified the victims as Dennis Prince and Ashley Prince, according to FOX5

Las Vegas police said a gunman opened fire inside a law firm near the Red Rock resort Monday morning, killing a man and a woman, then turned the gun on himself.

FOX5 has learned that the victims of the shooting at the Summerlin law firm were Dennis Prince and his wife, Ashley Prince.

Joe Houston, a Las Vegas attorney, has been identified as the gunman, and allegedly shot Dennis and Ashley before turning the gun on himself. A family member of Dennis Prince also confirmed his death and the details of what led up to the shooting, FOX5 reported.

However, the Clark County Coroner’s Office has yet to identify the victims.


Dennis Prince with his law firm's building in the back

Dennis Prince was killed in a shooting at his law firm in Las Vegas on Monday, according to reporting by FOX5 Vegas. (Prince Law Group/Facebook)

The shooting happened during a child custody deposition at Prince Law Group, located on Charleston Boulevard and Pavilion Center Drive, lawyer Robert Eglet told Fox News Digital.

Houston was reportedly representing his son, Dylan Houston, during the proceedings with his former daughter-in-law, Ashley Prince, who was represented by her new husband, Dennis Prince. Dennis and Ashley have a six-month old baby together, Eglet said.

It is believed that Monday’s proceedings involved a deposition in the former couple’s ongoing custody battle.

The Prince Law Group released a statement about the shooting.

"With profound sadness, Prince Law Group would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us with heartfelt messages of concern and sympathy over the tragic violence that occurred this morning in our offices. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the families involved," the statement read.

placeholderDuring a press briefing, police shared updates following the shooting which took place on the 5th floor of the law firm located near Pavilion Center Drive and Charleston Boulevard just after 10:00 a.m. 


Police at the building where the shooting happened

Las Vegas Police shared that the victims in the shooting were identified as a man and a woman, but their relationship to each other and the shooter was unclear. (KTNV)

"We were here within minutes. The first responders did not hesitate, they moved in and took care of business," Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill said. 

McMahill said they are still investigating the motive behind the shooting, but said they do have a theory.

"We have a theory, but we can not release any more information at this point. All we know at this point is that a male and female are deceased," McMahill said. 

Police also reiterated that the gunman was not killed by officers and took his own life. 

Police previously called the shooting a "dynamic event."

Heavy police presence at law firm in Las Vegas

Three people are dead following a shooting Monday morning in a law office in a building near Red Rock resort in Summerlin, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Kevin McMahill. (KTNV)

Schools in the area were on a brief, soft lockdown, but those lockdowns have since been lifted, Fox 5 News reported. 

Police said that there is "no ongoing threat" to the community and that they are in the early stages of the investigation and will provide more details when available. 

Scene of law firm shooting in Las Vegas

Two people were killed and a gunman turned the gun on himself at a law office in Las Vegas on Monday. (KTNV)

According to the Prince Law Group website, Dennis was the founding member of the firm and lead trial counsel on all major cases.

The firm's website also indicated that Dennis was married with three children and is an active member in the community, contributing and volunteering his time to Substance Free Nevada, a non-profit organization that provides educational programs and information to the public, and assists families and individuals that need help.

Fox News Digital reached out to the Prince Law Group for comment. 

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