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A Las Vegas man accused of opening fire at a mall on New Year’s Eve has been reported by his own mother, police say.
Jarvis Williams, 26, now faces charges of attempted murder, carrying a concealed weapon without a license and battery, according to prison records. He was taken into custody on Jan. 5 after his mother Gloria Slack contacted investigators, according to a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“At this point, Slack broke down and started crying,” police reportedly wrote in the document. “She then said she wanted to report her son for carrying out the shooting.”
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Investigators believe the shooting was an act of retaliation. Williams and her mother were allegedly targeted by one of the victims – identified as Elijah Herbert – in a shooting last October, Fox5 Las Vegas reported, also citing the document.
Police wrote that the October attack prompted Williams to ‘deal with it’ – without giving further details – and that the New Year’s Eve shooting happened after the pair argued at the mall, added the station.
Investigators also obtained surveillance footage allegedly showing Williams fleeing the scene of the mall shooting in an SUV with two other women, according to Fox5 Las Vegas.
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In 2015, Williams was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon in a separate case, police told the station.
Jail records say William’s bond has been set at $200,000 and he is due in court on January 25.