Two suspects in the shooting incidents Nov. 26 have reportedly waived extradition to Nevada. Kayleigh Lewis and Shawn McDonnell are facing charges in Arizona and Nevada related to several shooting incidents in both states. They had an extradition hearing Dec. 8 in La Paz County Superior Court. A statement from the Clerk of the Superior Court’s office said they both signed papers waiving extradition.
A hearing to review the matter has been set for 9 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2021 in La Paz County Superior Court.
Lewis and McDonnell, along with McDonnell’s brother, Christopher, are facing multiple felony charges in shooting incidents that took place the morning of Nov. 26 in Henderson, Nev. and north of Parker on State Route 95. The trio are accused of wounding four people at a convenience store in Henderson, along with killing 22-year-old Kevin Mendiola.
The group then went to Arizona, where there were several drive-by shooting incidents on SR 95 in La Paz County between River Island Market and Osborne Wash. They were arrested south of Bouse on State Route 72 by troopers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
A trooper was approaching their vehicle with his own because their car matched a description of the vehicle used in Henderson sent to Arizona authorities from Nevada. The car with the suspects inside rolled and ended up on its roof. According to the DPS, one of the suspects, later identified as Shawn McDonnell allegedly pointed a gun at troopers as they approached the overturned car. The troopers fired on him and wounded him.
Christopher McDonnell is already in custody in Las Vegas.
Michael Schwartzer, a chief deputy Clark County district attorney, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the trio could face the death penalty in Nevada.
Lewis had an appearance scheduled for Dec. 7 in Parker Justice Court, but this was vacated.
Sheriff Bill Risen told the Board of Supervisors Dec. 8 that the county will still be prosecuting the trio, but they will be prosecuted in Las Vegas.