Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018|5:08 p.m.
After beginning the front door of his ex-girlfriend’s west valley house early Wednesday and fatally shooting a guy inside, the gunman dragged the woman by the hair and drove her to a secondary address where a female suspect helped restrain her, inning accordance with a Metro Authorities apprehend report released today.
Throughout the drive, Joseph Louis Fernandez, 28, struck blows to the woman’s head, cops said. When she attempted to exit the BMW, he pointed the gun, telling her “she was going to be eliminated next if she didn’t stop yelling.”
Wednesday’s criminal offense spree was the zenith to a turbulent and violent relationship where Fernandez preyed on the female who had actually gone through legal resources to keep him away, cops accounts and court documents reveal.
During Wednesday’s early hours, Fernandez showed up to the house his former sweetheart used to show him in the 3300 block of Robin Nest Court, near Desert Inn Roadway and Hualapai Method, police said. She had an active limiting order and several cops reports against him, police said.
After beginning the door, Fernandez opened fire, pumping multiple rounds into Terrell Thomas Jones, who later on died at University Medical Center, cops said.
That’s when Fernandez kidnapped his ex-girlfriend and took her to a house on Tropicana Opportunity, near Decatur Boulevard, cops stated. There, he got up Jessica Tolentino-Arciga, 26, who assisted him limit the victim, authorities said.
They forced the victim into a bedroom and held her down on a bed, with Fernandez telling Tolentino-Arciga that he ‘d shot somebody and that he would return to the criminal offense scene to see if police had responded, inning accordance with the report.
Fernandez left the home therefore did Tolentino-Arciga, who stated she was going to a gas station, police said.
Remaining alone, the victim left and call 911 from a neighboring drug store, authorities said. The suspects had actually returned to the complex to unsuccessfully search for the victim.
Sometime later, the female suspect was collared at the complex and Fernandez was found by an authorities helicopter as he drove erratically near Russell Roadway and Jones Boulevard, inning accordance with the report.
Patrol officers spun Fernandez’s BMW and detained him near Tropicana Opportunity and Interstate 15, authorities said.
Fernandez and Tolentino-Arciga are being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center, prison logs show.