Unexpected turn.The case of an attempted robbery of a Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , Nevada, man held more than one surprise.
On October 3, an 82-year-old man named L.G. Von Zehner was washing his car at a car wash at about 10 p.m. when he was approached by an armed man who demanded his wallet. Von Zehner gave the robber his wallet, but then told him that he wasn't carrying any money. The robber got into the back of Von Zehner's vehicle and demanded to be driven to Von Zehner's house to get some cash. To the robber's surprise, Von Zehner grabbed a gun that was concealed in the car and fired at him, striking him. The robber fired back, hitting Von Zehner in the chest.
While Von Zehner staggered to the street to summon help, the 20-year-old robber, Demetrius Bolden, died of his wounds. Also during this time, a third man, 19-year-old Michael Lewis Michael Lewis or Mick Lewis may refer to:
Bolden's stepfather, Charlie Scott Charles Thomas Scott (born December 15, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. He played two seasons in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) and eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). , made a statement reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal The Las Vegas Review-Journal is published in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is the largest circulating daily newspaper in Nevada, and one of two daily newspapers in Las Vegas (the Greenspun Media Group-owned Las Vegas Sun is distributed with it). . "On behalf of my wife and me," he said, "we are truly sorry that my son tried to rob and/or kill the gentleman that was involved in this situation." He went on to say that his son was a talented, churchgoing church·go·er
One who attends church.
churchgoing adj. , hardworking young man who knew right from wrong. Bolden, he added, was training as an electrician's apprentice. Scott believes that his son was talked into doing the crime by bad people.
Von Zehner was listed in serious condition in a local hospital. Because he was not carrying the weapon that he used to defend himself on his person, Von Zehner was not violating local laws and will not be charged with a crime.