Las Vegas Homeowner Shoots And Kills Armed Home Intruder

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A suspect allegedly attempting to burglarize a home in Las Vegas was reportedly shot and killed by the homeowner.

The incident took place shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday night at a home near South Cimarron Road and Alta Drive, reports 8 News Now. After two suspects reportedly kicked in the front door of a house, one or both armed suspects reportedly shot at the homeowner as he ran up the stairs of his home to retrieve a gun from his bedroom.

The owner then shot one of the suspects, who has been identified as 41-year-old Steven Paul Speidel, multiple times. He died a few hours later after being transported to University Medical Center.

A coroner reportedly determined that the suspect died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

No one inside of the house was reportedly injured. The shooting is still under investigation.

Prison records have since shown that Speidel had been out of jail for less than one year, reports Las Vegas Review-Journal. He was reportedly convicted of both burglary and attempted armed robbery in 1998 and spent three years in prison. After he was released, he was reportedly arrested several times between 2004 and 2006 and convicted in five separate felony cases.

Police are still searching for the second suspect in this case. They have not released a description of the person, but are asking that anyone with information contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at [email protected]. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the Internet at

Sources: 8 News Now, Las Vegas Review-Journal/Photo Credit: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department/Las Vegas Review-Journal