LAS VEGAS (KSNV) – A 20-year-old man who allegedly shot dead his teenage brother in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room told police he wanted to ‘play’ with his family and believed the gun was empty, according to the authorities.
The expedition received a call just before 11:50 a.m. Monday from someone saying a teenager was shot in a room in the 2600 block of S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
LVMPD dispatch records indicate that the shooting was reported to the Hilton Grand Vacations Club.
Officers arrived to find a man with a gunshot wound who was unresponsive. Medical staff declared him dead at the scene.
Police said investigators learned the suspect, identified as Chance Wilson, 20, shared the room with his teenage brother and other family members.
The family were gathered near a kitchen table when Wilson came out of a room and fired a bullet, hitting the victim, police said.
In their arrest report, police say Wilson initially claimed his brother shot himself. He changed his story and admitted to bringing the gun, saying he wanted to “play” with his family.
Wilson told detectives he believed the gun was not loaded and the chamber was empty, according to the report.
He pointed the gun at his brother, yelled “Boom” and pulled the trigger, he told police.
Wilson was arrested on suspicion of murder and held in the Clark County Detention Center. He is due in court on Tuesday afternoon.