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Woman arrested in killing of man who dared her to shoot

Kayla Biron

Metro Police

Kayla Biron

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 | 6:33 p.m.

Facing the barrel of a short-pump shotgun during an argument in a central valley neighborhood, the man told his alleged killer something along the lines of “if she was going to shoot him to do it already,” according to a Metro Police arrest warrant.

So Kayla Biron, 25, pulled the trigger, pumping a round into Jonathon Louis Burgos’ head, and then fled, police allege.

The pair had been in an ongoing dispute, which escalated when Burgos went to pick up a motorcycle that had been passed around by several people.

Burgos, 36, died at University Medical Center shortly after the Jan. 10 shooting, while Biron was arrested Monday, more than two weeks after she was publicly identified as the suspect.

Officers were called about 3:35 p.m. to an alley in the 200 block of West New York Avenue, near Wyoming Avenue and Industrial Road, where they found a gravely wounded Burgos, police said. He was declared dead about 30 minutes later from a gunshot wound to the head, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said.

An argument broke out during the motorcycle pickup, and Biron pulled out a shotgun while following Burgos, who was pushing the bike toward a pickup truck where several people who gave him a ride were waiting.

She purportedly kept the gun pointed at Burgos’ back for some time.

The pair walked and argued while Biron kept her weapon raised, witnesses told police. Burgos made it to the vehicle, turned around, and challenged his killer to pull the trigger, a witness said.

Biron fled on foot and jumped into a vehicle, police said. Detectives, who that day had the suspect’s name, issued a warrant for Biron’s arrest the next day.

A fugitive task force arrested Biron without incident at a home in the southeast valley, police said.

She was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a count of murder, jail logs show. She’s next expected in court Feb. 12.