LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Las Vegas Metropolitan Police confirm the murder of a woman in her 50′s is connected to a series of carjacking incidents that ended with an officer-involved shooting.

LVMPD Lt. Jason Johanneson says it’s believed the 30-year-old suspect in that case shot and killed his mother beforehand. The suspect’s father was not hurt in the incident.

Officers say they arrived at a home near Warm Springs and Bermuda Roads around 6:45 Wednesday morning and heard shots coming from the desert. They later found the victim in a wash.

At this time Metro is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Lt. Johanneson noted, another murder occurred along the same wash about a year ago. He said it was an unfortunately coincidence and not related to this case in any way.

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