LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas police say a man fatally shot his girlfriend as she was sitting in a car.
Police said Sunday that 27-year-old Ivan Cotton has been booked on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.
Officers were called Saturday evening to the area of Salernes Street and Shinnecock Hills Avenue.
They found Cotton standing outside a vehicle and a woman inside with gunshot wounds.
She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Preliminary evidence indicates she had been sitting in the driver’s seat when she was shot.
Police say they also recovered a handgun at the scene.
According to investigators, the suspect and the victim had been in a relationship for the past year.
The Clark County coroner will release the victim’s identity.