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Elko man faces attempted murder charge in domestic dispute

July 6, 2021 GMT

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A 43-year-old Elko man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after police say he fired a gunshot at his wife as she fled a domestic dispute.

Police responded to a residence on the city’s south side at about 11 p.m. Friday where a woman told them she fled the home after the couple started arguing and Shaun Patrick Davenport obtained a handgun from a cabinet.

She told police he pointed the gun at her head and fired one round that missed her, according to the Elko Daily Free Press.

Officers surrounded Davenport’s home and the Elko SWAT team negotiated with him via cellphone for about 45 minutes before he surrendered, police said.

Davenport was booked into the Elko County Jail on one charge each of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a weapon in a populated area, domestic violence, destruction of evidence, and ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

His bail was listed at $165,640. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.