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October 18, 2017

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Police: Man pulls gun after crash; other driver shoots

Before giving chase to a car and then engaging in a shootout following a minor crash, an armed man — who later took bullets to his chest and mouth — pointed his gun at another driver, according to a North Las Vegas Police arrest report.

Apparently upset that his BMW coupe was rear-ended about 1:50 p.m. Thursday near Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard, David Rosengrant-Munoz, 18, got out of his car, gun in hand, and approached the other driver, police said.

Rosengrant-Munoz began yelling at the driver, calling him stupid, police said. He pointed his gun at the man and demanded he hand over his insurance card and phone, police said.

At some point, Rosengrant-Munoz also pointed the gun at other people not connected to the crash, police said.

When Rosengrant-Munoz walked away, the 24-year-old driver, afraid for his life, fled, police said. The initial altercation was captured on a bystander’s cell phone, police said.

A chase ensued and Rosengrant-Munoz called 911, police said. An operator, who later heard shooting, told him to stop following, but he continued anyway and caught up to the second driver about a mile away in the area of Revere Street and Colton Avenue, police said.

The 24-year-old man told detectives that Rosengrant-Munoz parked behind him and pointed his gun toward him, police said. That’s when the other driver got a gun he kept in his console and fired multiple rounds, striking Rosengrant-Munoz once in the chest and once in the mouth, before running away, police said.

Rosengrant-Munoz fired three rounds as the other man was climbing a gate, police said. The other man was not hit by the gunfire, police said.

Arriving officers found Rosengrant-Munoz bleeding profusely from his mouth and pacing around, police said. He was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was expected to recover.

He was subsequently booked in absentia at the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of assault with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and attempted murder, police said.