LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — A young woman was killed when she exchanged gunfire with multiple men during a home invasion and robbery in southwest Las Vegas valley last week. Police have arrested one of the suspects and continue to seek the others.
According to arrest records Kamari Oliver, 18, was arrested Monday and is being held in the Clark County jail without bail on suspicion of open murder, home invasion with a deadly weapon, robbery with a deadly weapon, and first-degree kidnapping. He was scheduled to make a first appearance in court on Tuesday morning.
On Friday, March 25th, police responded to a home in the 6400 block of Bright Nimbus Avenue where they found a female suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene and later identified by the Clark County Coroner’s office as 24-year-old Natalie Manduley.
According to investigators, three men armed with handguns entered the residence and attempted to rob the occupants. Manduley drew her handgun and exchanged gunfire with at least one of the assailants.
As the three suspects were fleeing the scene, another person pulled in and witnessed them getting into a white Mercedes sedan. That person chased them and rammed the Mercedes, causing it to crash into a wall. The suspects then all fled the crash scene on foot. While Oliver was later captured, the other two suspects remain at large. Police say that this was not a random act, but rather a targeted incident.
Unfortunately, this incident proves that carrying a handgun does not make you invincible, or even able to protect yourself. In fact, the woman’s actions may even have cost her life. If you choose to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense, you must also be physically able to access it quickly and mentally prepared to use it effectively.