LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Family court records obtained by FOX5 are revealing new details about the years-long custody battle that ended in a deadly shooting at a Summerlin law office on Monday morning.

Around 10:04 a.m., Las Vegas police and firefighters responded to reports of a shooting in the 10800 block of West Charleston Boulevard, near downtown Summerlin. Police confirmed that two victims and the alleged gunman died during the incident.

Local lawyer Robert Eglet told FOX5 that the shooting broke out during a child custody deposition at Prince Law Group, located on Charleston and Pavilion Center Drive.

Eglet identified Joe Houston, a Las Vegas attorney, as the gunman, who allegedly shot two people before turning the gun on himself. Houston was representing his son, Dylan Houston, in the case.

Ashley Prince, Dylan’s ex-wife, was identified as a victim in the shooting, along with her new husband, attorney Dennis Prince, who represented her. The Clark County coroner has yet to confirm the victim’s identities.

According to court records, Dylan Houston and Ashley Prince were locked in a two-year-long custody battle that began after the couple was divorced in October 2021. Prince requested a “psychological evaluation” in her initial motion to modify custody and child support. A referral was also issued for “drug testing” in May 2022.

Records show Houston was arrested in October 2020 on DUI charges, which would later be pleaded down to reckless driving charges that resulted in a $1,000 fine and a suspended jail sentence.

Additionally, on July 7, 2023, a motion was filed by Houston to disqualify Dennis Prince as counsel for Ashley. A judge would later deny that request in November 2023.

On the day of the shooting, both Prince and Houston were present in court for a hearing on an emergency motion for sole custody of the children, filed by Ashley Prince. A judicial officer would grant that motion during the hearing.

On Tuesday morning, the Houston family issued the following statement:


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