LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victims in a northwest Las Vegas murder-suicide. Four people were shot and killed, while a fifth clings to life in a local hospital.

On Monday, Dec. 11 at around 10:03 a.m., officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were called to the 7500 block of Oso Blanca Road near Durango Drive and Veterans Memorial Highway.

According to Lieutenant Robert Price from the LVMPD, a man called 911 after he went to the apartment complex to check on his brother. When he went into the apartment, he found several people inside that were shot.

Arriving officers from the Northwest area command found five people with gunshot wounds, a man, an older woman, and three children under the age of 14.

One of the children was an 11-year-old boy, a family member told 8 News Now. He was found “clinging to life” and medical took them to a local hospital, police said.

The victims were identified Tuesday as:

  • Schinara Patterson, 34
    • Cause of Death: Multiple gunshot wounds of head
    • Manner of Death: Homicide 
  • Ki’Ziah Cone, 14
    • Cause of Death: Multiple gunshot wounds of head
    • Manner of Death: Homicide
  • Zi’Myra Patterson, 6
    • Cause of Death: Gunshot wound of head
    • Manner of Death: Homicide
  • Marvin Ray Patterson, 42
    • Cause of Death: Contact gunshot wound of head
    • Manner of Death: Suicide 

8 News Now Investigators sources confirmed the shooter was Marvin Patterson. Police said he was on house arrest, and the 8 News Now Investigators confirmed that Patterson was accused of sex crimes against children and was wearing an ankle monitor.

Patterson was arrested in October of 2022, Las Vegas Justice Court records showed. His original bail was set at $100,000 with high-level electronic monitoring, in addition to an order to surrender his passport and stay away from children under the age of 18.

Approximately two months later, Judge Diana Sullivan reduced the monetary bail to $10,000, with the other requirements remaining. 8 News Now Investigators reached out to Judge Sullivan. Through her judicial assistant, she declined to comment.

Court records show Patterson was charged with nine felony charges, including five counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, two counts of sexual assault with a minor under 16 years of age, one count of lewdness with a child under the age of 16, and one count of first-degree kidnapping of a minor. The crimes were alleged to have taken place from 2013 to 2022.

A vigil was held in the northwest valley on Tuesday evening.

Family and friends came together to share stories about Schinara Patterson and her children.

“This was not supposed to happen. She was sweet, kind, do anything for you,” Schinara’s mother Jamesetta Bernoudy expressed. “If he would have been in jail none of this would have happened. Where he was supposed to be, I don’t think they should have let him out at all.”

Schinara’s sister described the family’s love for her sister, her nieces, and a nephew who remained in the hospital Tuesday.

“She was there no matter who you were, how long she knew you, if she had it, she would give it to you,” Micheala Bernoudy recalled. “Zi’myra, she was sweet she didn’t have a mean bone in her body. Ki’ziah was goofy, she loved to draw. He’s still fighting we are praying for him, he is going to pull through, he is strong,” Bernoudy added.

Family and friends told 8 News Now they are planning a fundraiser event on Dec. 14 at noon at 1000 North Martin Luther King Boulevard with Trap Wingz food truck.

Bernoudy told 8 News Now she had started a GoFundMe for funeral expenses.