Sammie Lee Clay (6712)

3/16/2012: When an 8-year-old girl turned up at University Medical Center with a bullet graze wound to her cheek, Las Vegas police went to the house of Sammie Lee Clay to investigate. Outside they found blood and went inside, where they were met by gunfire from the 56-year-old. Clay fired seven shots, and police returned fire 29 times. One officer was grazed in the head before he and four other officers retreated and summoned SWAT. The standoff lasted more than two hours before police re-entered the house and found Clay dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

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