Las Vegas man allegedly tried to kill himself after stabbing wife to death
04/20/2023 4:16 pm PDT
LAS VEGAS (TCD) -- A 33-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his doctor wife and attempting to take his own life.
On Saturday, April 15, at around 8:17 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department received a report of a suicidal male on the 1300 block of Torington Drive and found a man and woman suffering from stab wounds. Medical officials arrived at the scene and transported the male to the hospital, but the female was declared dead at the scene.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal identified the suspect as 33-year-old Shiva Gummi and the victim, his wife, as 28-year-old Gwendoline Amsrala.
Police reportedly recovered a bloody knife near a mattress on the floor.
Gummi was taken to the University Medical Center Hospital for critical self-inflicted stab wounds to his throat, left side, abdomen, left inner thigh, and right arm. Amsrala suffered stab wounds to the arms, abdomen, and throat.
Gummi initially contacted 911 and informed them that he was with his mother-in-law and wife and said, "I want to die, but I’m not dying," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. He allegedly told dispatchers he repeatedly stabbed himself and barricaded himself in a bedroom. When asked if his wife could assist, Gummi reportedly told the 911 dispatcher, "She’s dead."
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According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a witness told police that the night before she was killed, Amsrala had dinner with co-workers and got home at approximately 9 p.m. Gummi arrived at the home about two hours later. Though the witness told Las Vegas Metro Police they were "unaware of any domestic abuse," Gummi was allegedly "upset with Gwendoline after she spent the night at a friend’s house who was intoxicated after a night of drinking."
Police said Gummi was booked in absentia into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon.
Amsrala graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine in 2022 and was a medical resident for their department of internal medicine prior to her death.
In a statement obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the medical school’s dean, Marc Kahn, said, "She was on her way to what should have been a long and successful medical career."
Kahn continued, "We are stunned and saddened by news of her passing and offer our deepest sympathies to Gwen’s family as well as her large circle of friends. Dr. Amsrala’s caring nature, passion to heal, and her commitment to serving Southern Nevada will not be forgotten."
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