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September 30, 2014

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Las Vegas man accused of shooting girlfriend’s husband

​A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend's husband.

​Metro Police responded Monday morning to reports of a shooting at 4403 Tomer Lane near McLeod Drive. When they arrived at the residence, they found David Eckman bleeding from the head.

Eckman, who was coherent and walking, approached an officer's patrol vehicle as another man, Steven Kesler, walked out of the residence, according to a Metro police report describing the incident.

Eckman identified Kesler as the shooter, according to the report. Both men told police that Eckman's wife, Karen Eckman, had been inside the residence during the shooting.

Police found a handgun in the home's master bedroom and the woman by a nearby house she had fled to after hearing the gunshot, police said.

According to the report, Karen Eckman decided to spend the night at Kesler's home after allegedly receiving threatening voicemail messages from her husband.​

Kesler claims he was prompted to grab his firearm after Eckman began banging on the doors of his house at around 4 a.m.

The two men exchanged words and then engaged in a struggle, which resulted in the gun being discharged and a bullet scraping the side of Eckman's head, the report said.

Eckman was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Police obtained the voicemails, which they described as being angry, but not threatening.

Kesler was taken to the Clark County Detention Center where he faces charges of attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon.

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