LAS VEGAS — An estranged husband is accused of shooting and wounding his wife and the man she was with Monday evening as they walked to a vehicle in a long-term parking lot at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, police said Tuesday.
Police characterized the case as domestic violence, and airport chief Rosemary Vassiliadis said it did not disrupt airport operations or flights.
“This is an isolated incident, domestic violence in nature,” Capt. Vincent Cannito told reporters. He said there was “no significant threat” to the airport.
The shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in a long-term parking area on the top floor of the airport parking structure at busy Terminal 1, which serves domestic airlines including Southwest, Delta, Allegiant and American.
The suspect, Jeffrey K. Brown, 68, was arrested at a veterans’ hospital a short time after the shooting, and a gray Ford Escape SUV that had been seen on video at the airport was found parked in the medical center parking lot, said Officer Larry Hadfield, a Las Vegas police spokesman.
Both victims were taken to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center in stable condition, Cannito said.
Hadfield said Tuesday their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening. Their names were not immediately made public.
It was unclear why Brown went to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in North Vegas after the shooting, Hadfield said.
Jail records showed that Brown was being held pending a court appearance on attempted murder, weapon and assault charges. Records did not say if he had an attorney.