WATCH: Suspect Shot Dead After Trying to Rob a Gun Range

A man was shot and killed at a Las Vegas gun range last month after he tried to rob one of the range patrons and attacked police officers responding to the scene.

The man was shot and killed by one of the responding officers as well as three gun range employees after he started stabbing an officer with a screwdriver. The man had a history of assaulting police officers, according to local media.

“It didn’t seem like they wanted to get involved but when they saw what occurred, that’s when they took action,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said at a press conference, referring to the gun range employees. “Their training and tactics were along the lines of our officers, they saw the same threat, our officer fired and they fired.”

Video from the incident shows Marvon Peyton, Jr., 27, rifling through a bag belonging to a man who was a student at one of the range’s gun classes. Peyton had entered during a class break, and the bag contained the man’s firearm, according to Zimmerman.

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The owner of the bag can be seen trying to grab the bag from Peyton, but Peyton pushes him away. The owner then alerts the classroom instructor, who confronts Peyton before the firearm can be stolen. Peyton was then escorted from the room and held by employees outside the range.

Video from outside the range shows two officers arriving at the scene. When they attempt to take Peyton into custody, the man backs away and begins striking at the officers with a screwdriver.

One of the officers goes down, but the other draws his weapon and fires. Four other men draw their handguns and surround Peyton as he attempts to flee, three of whom fired their weapons, according to Zimmerman.

Medical assistance was summoned, but Peyton succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

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Zimmerman told reporters that Peyton had a history of assaulting police officers. In 2017, he was charged with attempted murder, battery on a protected person, and attempted robbery after he tried to take an officer’s weapon as they were walking into a Walmart.

Despite the heavily armed nature of the employees, gun ranges and gun stores are occasional targets of burglars. In 2017, one armed suspect was shot and killed while trying to rob a gun store in Georgia. That same year, another man was shot and killed while trying to rob a gun store in Brooklyn using pepper spray and a construction uniform.

No charges are expected for the gun range employees in this most recent incident.

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  • Ej harbet April 18, 2021, 4:47 am

    didn’t seem like they wanted to get involved but when they saw what occurred, that’s when they took action,”

    Who wants to be the next kyle???
    That’d cause hesitation in even a obvious scenario!

    Yeah this guy gets the platinum Darwin! Send to general delivery lake of fire.

  • Mikial April 5, 2021, 8:37 pm

    An excellent example of Darwin’s law of natural selection in action.

  • Andrew Vassoff April 5, 2021, 7:51 am

    The sad fact, is now the school, and or establishment, will have to handle the P.R. on this, and God willing won’t take to much heat over the whole thing without destroying their business…

  • Alan Douglas Gross April 3, 2021, 5:24 pm

    What kind of a moron would do this? A mentally ill one.

    Mental illness runs rampant and we are expected to treat these people as if they are normal!

  • regina April 2, 2021, 10:34 pm

    Nothing like bringing a screwdriver to a gun fight

  • Green tip April 2, 2021, 10:06 pm

    What I find ‘sad’ but even more OFFENDED by..is these senseless but brazen attacks on honest, law-abiding people WITH A MORAL CONSCIENCE who then (could) have to go on through their lives living with the fact that they’ve ended someone’s life. We “all” THINK we could do it, and probably MOST of us could…certainly under the right circumstances, ie family, self-preservation, etc. But an incident like this..who knows(?) Morons are everywhere these days and sometimes I wonder if there’s not enough “natural selection”. Bottom line is THIS is why we carry.

  • Michael April 2, 2021, 6:29 pm

    Just another dumbest BLM member biting the dust. Oh well time for lunch

  • Scotty Gunn April 2, 2021, 5:36 pm

    Captain Dumbass

  • fyrcapn April 2, 2021, 3:13 pm

    The real sad part is people will get irate about this POS…..I hope the media and police dept. will not lie down, stand up and say too bad…so sad. it had to be done. If your a bad guy..you deserve justice.

  • B0B April 2, 2021, 3:00 pm

    Shame on you for insulting all monkeys. Besides you have to look at it from his side. What is a boy from the hood supposed to do to support his habit if he can’t steal?

  • Ken April 2, 2021, 2:29 pm

    Who in their right mind? Then he starts against the cops. In the last still frame there are four guys shooting at him…. but for his demise, its almost comical…

  • John Stanton April 2, 2021, 1:55 pm

    Reminds me of a situation in chicago decades ago. Two armed robbers entered a neighborhood bar only to find out the hard way that it was a cop bar! I recall two severe cases of lead poisoning.

  • Cody Fields April 2, 2021, 1:54 pm

    This very obviously seems like a suicide by cop (or others with known firearms).
    To me it seems like he was trying to get caught, and trying to die. Suicide.,

  • Stan d. Upnow April 2, 2021, 1:51 pm

    “No charges are expected for the gun range employees in this most recent incident.”

    Wanna bet? The cop and range employees involved in the incident were white(aka, automatic racists). The “poor baby” who was a “good boy,” was other-than-Caucasian(aka, innocent victim of white racists).

    What can be expected are phony arrests, followed by rioting/looting/burning in the cause of “justice” for poor, poor Marvon; “say his name!” Media will further inflame the situation, as they always do. Scumbag attorneys will trip over one another to file massive civil lawsuits for the “bereaved” family members. City of Las Vegas will settle with low-life family for $23,000,000. Welcome to America, 2021.

  • Short Time Dep April 2, 2021, 1:44 pm

    Hey, you bigots. Quit comparing the suspect to monkeys…It’s not fair to the monkeys…

  • Eric Holder April 2, 2021, 1:42 pm

    It is bizarre. There had to be something wrong with his brain. Seen the video of him going through the bag. A reasonably smart, normal thief getting caught would have been like “oh crap I am sorry I thought it was my bag, I have the same one”. Once outside unless he had warrants being calm and saying it was just a mix up or misunderstanding probably would allowed him to move on to the next theft but instead he is dead. I just believe there was something wrong with this guy/thief. Yep human beings are dangerous and unpredictable. Was that a phillips or flat head screw driver? Honestly I prefer torx and use those to put together all the shipping crates when I am smuggling weapons to the Mexican Cartels.

    • Mike V April 3, 2021, 1:43 pm

      Assemble the crates yourself, thought the agency did that? Always looking out for the taxpayer trying to save a few bucks, you’re the bestest.

  • Click Bang April 2, 2021, 1:23 pm

    May he rest in peace… Must have been a bummer to have to work his way through somebody elses stuff just to steal… He probably was not as bad of an individual as George Floyd, but he was still a stain on mankind….

  • Charlie J. April 2, 2021, 12:04 pm

    Play stupid games,win stupid prizes.

  • Rasputin April 2, 2021, 11:41 am

    Yeah who cares about the dead moron. The real bummer is about the damage to the trucks.

    • Winston April 2, 2021, 3:37 pm

      Agreed. The sub-population that basically causes nothing but grief has a face.

  • Kane April 2, 2021, 11:24 am

    I’m left wondering why other students in the classroom did NOT ask the offender why he was sitting in that seat going through a students range bag?

    • Val April 2, 2021, 11:07 pm

      They were scare of being called racist

  • Altoids April 2, 2021, 11:02 am

    Mr. Payton, a nominee for the annual Darwin Awards.

  • Kirk Rogers April 2, 2021, 11:00 am

    Mr. Peyton has been honored with the “Target of the year” award and a plaque in his honor.

  • Hippybiker April 2, 2021, 10:46 am

    Monkeys are much smarter!

  • Maha April 2, 2021, 10:44 am

    I can just hear it now from some Democrat Congressman: Gun ranges form an “attractive nuisance” and must be shut down. However, a poor, low IQ, permanent member of the underclass like this perpetrator can’t get access to personal protection like the racists who go to gun ranges, so what could he do? Let’s decriminalize stealing firearms by minorities…

    • Stan d. Upnow April 2, 2021, 1:59 pm

      ” Let’s decriminalize stealing firearms by minorities…”

      That only makes sense. After all, they already get a pass on rioting, burning, looting, insurrection, street violence, murder, vandalism, and property damage.
      It’s just a part of reparations, baby.

  • Bob Wiecezak April 2, 2021, 9:54 am

    I’m not a retired police officer, you don’t have to be one to see that only one person did something wrong here and it wasn’t the cops or the range employees.

  • Marc406 April 2, 2021, 9:47 am

    Looks like a behavioral self-inflicted gene pool cleansing. Can’t fix stuck on stupid.

  • Porfirio rovira April 2, 2021, 8:29 am

    I’m a retired NYC POLICE OFFICER it was a clean shooting the officers were justified I’m tired of criminals thinking they have a right to steal and I’m tired of politicians backing up criminals like politicians in New York California and Chicago we have to take our country back wake up america

    • Stan d. Upnow April 2, 2021, 2:08 pm

      Worst occupations in 2021:

      – police officer
      – Chinese dissident
      – conservative Hollywood actor
      – Covid-19 nurse
      – Republican Congressman
      – climate denier
      – Twitter truth-teller
      – election fraud investigator
      – NY state nursing home resident

    • Kevin Jones April 3, 2021, 10:00 am

      I agree.
      Thank you for your service.
      You couldn’t get me to live in any of those states.

  • Trevor Teague April 2, 2021, 8:09 am

    “But he was such a sweet, innocent boy trying to turn his life around… He dindu muffin! Dem ray-sis white people murdered my baby!”
    LMAO.
    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Good riddance.

  • Fal Phil April 2, 2021, 8:08 am

    Gun ranges are clearly white privilege. He was only trying to do his part in overthrowing the white patriarchy.

    • Casper April 2, 2021, 4:41 pm

      Racist comments confirms that Hatred in today society is a norm!!!

  • Dr Motown April 2, 2021, 7:33 am

    When will his relatives crawl out of the woodwork to claim some “-ism” and lobby the mayor for “restitution?”

  • KYLE A April 2, 2021, 7:04 am

    Using a Chevy as a target backstop was the second smartest move in the video

    • Stan d. Upnow April 2, 2021, 2:11 pm

      Naw, shoulda been a Ford.

  • George April 2, 2021, 7:02 am

    Another criminal clown removed from society.

  • Ghost April 2, 2021, 7:00 am

    Another criminal idiot bites the dust .. Really? Trying to rob a gun range.. Lol got what he deserved

  • Mark Smith April 2, 2021, 6:51 am

    I guess this guy had a Death wish for himself. very low IQ to try to rob anyoneor anything in a gun Store/Range or where others are usually armed to the max.

  • Nick S April 2, 2021, 5:09 am

    What kind of idiot would try to rob or steal from a gun range?

    • Roland April 2, 2021, 9:00 am

      A moron with the brain of a monkey.

    • Big Al 45 April 2, 2021, 9:59 pm

      It happened in Indianapolis, the Gun store Clerk was murdered. The idiot suspect (murderer) then commenced to selling the guns from his trunk on the street, with the store tags still attached.
      Didn’t take long before the cops got him.
      Turns out he was a regular at the range, the Clerk knew him well.
      You just never know, eh?
      I had just left that store months before, moved away to another State.
      I knew that S.O.B., I had NO clue he could be like that.

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