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October 31, 2014

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Man suspected of killing wife, stepchildren dies at hospital

A man police say killed three family members and a dog died in the hospital Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported.

James McCarty, 54, died at University Medical Center after he shot himself in the head last week, the coroner’s office said.

If he had recovered, Metro Police said they were ready to charge McCarty with three counts of murder with a deadly weapon.

McCarty was suspected of the shooting on Jan. 30 at his home in the 2200 block of La Sombra Street. The victims were his wife, Linda McCarty, and stepchildren Bonnie Lee Scherrer, 38, of Las Vegas and Robert John Scherrer, 41, of Las Vegas. Police say he also killed a dog.

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