Man shot in Craig
Shooting victim in critical condition
October 22, 2004
An unidentified man suffered a gunshot wound to the head in a shooting at Timberglen Apartments on Friday night.
Investigators provided few details while processing the crime scene in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
Lt. John Forgay of the Craig Police Department arrived at the scene after emergency responders had transported the victim by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital shortly after 8 p.m.
Forgay confirmed that a man was shot inside Building B19-24, but he said he didn’t know the extent of the victim’s injuries. Forgay said he did not know the victim’s name, but added that police would be unlikely to release it in the initial stages of the investigation.
Forgay said no suspects had been taken into custody in connection with the shooting as of 8:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, The Memorial Hospital emergency room was off-limits to visitors in the wake of the shooting. A security guard inside the entrance stopped visitors before they could enter.
Sgt. Bill Leonard refused to comment on the case as he entered the hospital.
TMH spokeswoman Pam Thompson confirmed that a shooting victim had been brought to the hospital but said she could not elaborate further.
“We do have a patient with a gunshot wound and that individual is in critical condition,” Thompson said. She added that the hospital was in “lock-down” mode, which is standard hospital procedure when the victim of a shooting is transported to the hospital.
Thompson could not speculate whether the victim would remain at TMH or be transported to another hospital.
Outside the hospital, a small gathering of people discussed the shooting and provided the victim’s name, but police refused to confirm the victim’s identity.
At the Public Safety Center, Sgt. Marvin Cameron refused to discuss the investigation. Back at the scene, a female police officer directed questions to Lt. Forgay, who already had left the complex.
Jimmy Riley, the maintenance supervisor for the apartment complex, said he saw the victim on a gurney as emergency responders moved him from the apartment building to an ambulance.
Riley said the victim, a man, had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A sobbing woman was led to a squad car, but not in handcuffs, Riley said.
Jackie Urie, the apartment complex manager, was on the scene. She said she’s managed apartments in several places including Las Vegas and this was the first shooting that had ever occurred in one of her units.
The occupants of the building were ordered to remain in their apartments, and no one was allowed in or out of the building while police investigated. At one point, Riley had to track down some disposable diapers for one of the residents of the apartment building, which he gave to the officer guarding the entrance.
About two hours later, Urie spoke to the occupants of the apartment below where the shooting took place. They told her they never heard a gunshot, just a loud thud.