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Surveillance video shows suspect shoot his own mother inside local bank

William Jackson shot his mom in front of a lobby full of witnesses
William Jackson shot his mom in front of a lobby full of witnesses
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Dramatic video from inside a bank shows a man shoot his mom in front of a lobby full of witnesses. Then, he exchanges gunfire with officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

It happened Wednesday at Spring Mountain and Rainbow. Today, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is giving us new information about the violence.

The mother is expected to recover, although she was hit in the abdomen, thigh and arm.

All of this began 6:00 Wednesday morning when her son, 32-year old William Jackson, kidnapped her from her home and forced her to go to the bank.

Police video shows what happened as police moved in on 32-year old William Jackson: an exchange of gunfire in a parking lot near Desert Inn and Rainbow.

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Jackson hunkered down for close to three hours before surrendering to police Wednesday morning.

But while the violence ended there, it started hours earlier at the home of Jackson's mom.

Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman with LVMPD says Jackson forced his mother to withdraw $2000 from her account at navy federal credit union. after getting the cash, the woman is seen on bank surveillance video trying to escape from her son, running into a bank manager's office and locking the door.

Police say Jackson shot through the glass, hitting his mother once, before taking a lap around the lobby.

“He took his time methodically, went back to into that room and shot her two more times,” said Zimmerman.

Zimmerman says with the help of witnesses, Jackson was tracked a few blocks away -- to that second shooting scene on desert inn, where officer Michale Simmons fires through his patrol car windshield.

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“Our policy states as a last resort you'll shoot from a moving vehicle or shoot through the windshield,” Zimmerman said. “Under that circumstance, and it's happened before, if that officer feels that threat you gotta do what you gotta do.”

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Jackson is now behind bars, facing a long list of felony charges. His bail was set at $300,000.

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