Police searching for man accused of shooting at Vegas home

Police searching for man accused of shooting at Vegas home

From the Las Vegas Optic

A family gathering ended in multiple shots being fired at a Las Vegas home, according to an affidavit. Police are still searching for the alleged shooter.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Carl Hansberg, 40, of Santa Fe County. Hansberg is charged with one felony count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers with the Las Vegas Police Department were dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of Seventh Street around 1:30 a.m. on May 23. Residents of the home said Hansberg and two other men were visiting, but had been asked to leave because they were being too loud, according to an affidavit filed in San Miguel Magistrate Court.

The three men got into a verbal argument with one of the residents of the home, witnesses told police. One of the men — one of Hansberg’s brothers — punched the resident, who struck him back in retaliation. Hansberg then pulled a revolver and pointed it in the man’s face, witnesses said.

The three guests got into a 1976 Chevrolet Caprice, and Hansberg fired one shot from the back seat of the car, according to the affidavit.

Las Vegas police responded to the home again just before 4 a.m. after receiving a call about shots being fired.

Residents of the home told police that the Caprice returned, with the same men inside, and that Hansberg fired three rounds at them from the back seat of the vehicle.

While searching the property for evidence, officers located a bullet hole in a door of the home. Officers searched for the vehicle but were not able to locate it, and an arrest warrant was issued for Hansberg.

In February 2019, Hansberg was charged with aggravated assault in Bernalillo Metropolitan Court. According to a criminal complaint filed in Metro Court, Hansberg threatened a food truck vendor with a knife after accusing the man of damaging a car while parking.

The case was dismissed in April 2019 because prosecutors were not ready to go to trial, citing an uncooperative witness. The charges were dismissed without prejudice, meaning they could be refiled.

Police were still seeking Hansberg on the active warrant, as of this writing.