Suspect in golf shootout shoots himself by suicide, police say


A man suspected of shooting another man on Sunday following an argument at a golf course in Henderson then committed suicide, police said Monday.

Henderson Police said they were called to the Ping Drive and Ram Crossing Way area near Wigwam and Green Valley Parkways around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There they found a man, 52, with a gunshot wound.

The victim is expected to recover, police said on Monday.

Police said the man was shot after an argument at a nearby golf course. Police have not identified the course where the argument took place, but the scene of the shooting is within the perimeter of the Legacy Golf Club.

The suspected gunman in the case was later found dead “with a self-inflicted gunshot wound,” police said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the man as Clarence Gawain Jackson, 51, of Henderson. The coroner’s office said Jackson’s place of death was in the front yard of a residence at 9:10 p.m. and confirmed that he had committed suicide.

Police did not release the victim’s name or details of the argument.

The golf club declined to comment on Monday afternoon.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Crisis Text Line is a free national service available 24 hours a day. and 7 days a week. Text HOME to 741741.

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