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Couple reported threats hours before being killed, police say

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 | 9 p.m.

Two hours before Danielle Woods and Donnie Cobb were found shot to death Sunday in their Paradise Road apartment, Woods had told Metro Police her former boyfriend had threatened her and her boyfriend and told them he’d be back, an arrest report says.

Keith Junior Barlow, 57, Las Vegas is in custody and on two counts of murder with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of prohibited person in possession of a firearm, battery domestic violence and illegal use/possession of a stun gun.

Barlow was arrested about 5 p.m. Monday without incident at an apartment complex on North Nellis Boulevard.

The police report lays out these events taking place prior to Barlow’s arrest:

Shortly before 7 a.m. Sunday, Woods, 37, was walking in an alley near her home when Barlow approached her. Barlow, Woods said, was upset that Woods had left him and was with Cobb, 40. For the last four months she had been dating both Barlow and Cobb, which angered Barlow, a victim’s relative said.

Barlow tried unsuccessfully to get Woods to get into his car, parked nearby, and she continued on to her apartment complex.

Barlow pulled out a stun gun and held it to Woods’ neck, which caused Woods to scream. Cobb came out to help Woods. Barlow then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Cobb, which caused Woods and Cobb to take off running. Barlow, meanwhile, left in his vehicle, telling the two he would be back.

Woods and Cobb returned to their apartment and called police to report the incident. Officers arrived, took a police report and tried unsuccessfully to locate Barlow, who had prior convictions for attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

It was not the first time Barlow had attacked Woods. There have been four domestic violence incidents between the two since 1997, including one in which Barlow shot at Woods and another person in a vehicle.

Less than two hours later, police believe, Barlow returned to the apartment shared by Woods and Cobb, kicked in the door shot the two multiple times.

By Monday afternoon, police located Barlow’s car and could see a handgun sticking out from under the driver’s seat. The gun, a Ruger P94 .40-caliber handgun, had rounds that matched casings found at the crime scene.

Barlow remains in Clark County Detention Center without bail. He is due in Las Vegas Justice Court for a hearing at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  1. Why wasn't protection / a metro officer offered to watch the home of the couple when a direct threat was made? As a former victim of domestic violence, this terrifies me and makes me sick.

  2. This should have been prevented.. never could figure why ex's have to kill over the break up..

  3. Under the circumstances...

    I probably wouldn't have waited around the apartment for this cat to return to do the deed.

    Sounds like Danielle was playing with fire & got burned.

  4. Neither: There is NO WAY Metro can provide personal protection for everyone who receives a threat. You are, to a degree, responsible for your choices in life. You hook up with a lower life form that thinks it's ok to force his way around, you eventually get forced. The time to cut and run is IMMEDIATELY when you figure out the dude is a LLF. As a former victim, I understand stalking. It's not easy to "cut and run." I made it "his idea" that we broke up. Alternatives: tell them you lost your job, are unemployable, can't receive benefits of anykind, have no way to contribute to a household and would be a financial burden. You get "sick" and need extensive medical care. Your relatives need you back in Canada or elsewhere. You start using your mother's maiden name without his knowledge. You move out and don't tell where, after telling him you lost the job or got a new job in Laughlin or Phoenix. Neither, I'm not saying Metro should ignore it but get real, Metro (and anybody else) cannot protect you. At best, you get a TRO and when it's served, hopefully, officials tell the dude he's toast if he does anything else stupid.

  5. Stalking: The most effective means is to move hundreds of miles away. Reportedly, the stalker finds it "easier" to find a new victim instead of following you. THE PROBLEM: more of us are targets of stalkers. Another problem: It can be real "inconvenient" to pull up stakes and move but is it worth it? Is your life worth moving on?