Two brothers and a woman from Tyler, Texas are facing possible hate crime and terrorism charges against three suspects following a shooting spree in the suburbs of Las Vegas that ended with their arrests in rural Arizona, according to Fox News.
One Las Vegas man was killed and three other people were wounded in one shooting at a Henderson convenience store. Other people reported being targeted on southern Nevada freeways and roads on November 26th..
The McDonnells are brothers and Lewis is married to Christopher McDonnell, according to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson. The trio is from Tyler, Texas.
According to Fox News, they were arrested Nov. 26 following several vehicle-to-vehicle shootings in the area of the Colorado River town of Parker, Ariz., a chase involving the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a vehicle crash, and the wounding of Shawn McDonnell by two troopers wielding assault-style rifles in La Paz County, Ariz. Troopers reported that Shawn McDonnell pointed a handgun at them before he was shot, and that a search found three handguns, two machete-style knives and a baseball bat in a wrecked black Toyota Camry with tinted windows.
Christopher McDonnell will be arraigned on Tuesday on charges of murder, attempted murder, battery and firearm charges.
Schwartzer said Christopher McDonnell told investigators his brother told him to “shoot the black guy” and referenced an “upcoming war,” and the multiple instances of shootings on highways and roads could constitute one continued act of terrorism, according to the Review-Journal.
Fox News also reports that the La Paz County sheriff’s office said investigators identified three who said they were victims of vehicle-to-vehicle shootings on U.S. 95 in the Parker area and two more who drove to Lake Havasu before stopping.
Lewis, the female suspect, is in custody at the La Paz County jail pending a court hearing and Shawn McDonnell was hospitalized with gunshot wounds.