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Police: Dice game tiff preceded fatal Vegas shooting

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Anishya Douglas, seen in a previous booking photo (LVMPD) Anishya Douglas, seen in a previous booking photo (LVMPD)

A deadly shooting involving a woman who fled Las Vegas happened after the victim and suspect got into a fight over a dice game, according to police.

Documents were released Friday after the arrest of 21-year-old Anishya Douglas. Officer Larry Hadfield with Las Vegas Metro police said Thursday that Douglas was captured in Ogden, UT.

According to booking logs, early Saturday morning, Douglas was extradited and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. 

According to a warrant declaration, Douglas was identified as the person who visited an apartment in the 1700 block of Marion Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue, and opened fire on 24-year-old Christopher Jones Jr. on Aug. 6.

In the documents, police state Jones and several other adults and children were inside the unit at the time of the shooting. One witness said Douglas came over to buy candy while another claimed she wanted to see Jones regarding a dice game involving the two earlier in the week.

Citing one witness, the document stated Jones was talking with Douglas about the dice game at the front door of the apartment. The witness said Douglas pulled out a gun from her right front pocket, pointed it at Jones' back and fired three shots. Douglas then fired another three or four shots at Jones when he collapsed to the ground, according to the document. Douglas fled the apartment on foot.

Several witnesses told police they were aware Jones and Douglas were in a dice game the night before. The document said Jones caught Douglas cheating during the game, prompting him to beat up the suspect and take $80 from her.

In addition, police stated a 9-year-old inside the apartment made the call to 911 after the shooting, saying the child's cousin was "shot by a girl named Nina (Douglas' nickname)."

Police did not disclose information on how or when Douglas was arrested.

A criminal complaint showed Douglas' charges include murder with the use of a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a firearm.

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