LAS VEGAS (TCD) -- A 33-year-old man faces multiple charges after he allegedly entered a woman’s apartment, locked her out, and strangled her young son until he became unconscious.
According to court documents obtained by KLAS-TV, on Thursday, Oct. 26, Las Vegas Police Department officers received a call about a home invasion on Hacienda Avenue and Maryland Parkway near the Harry Reid International Airport. Police learned the suspect, Kareem Hollins, allegedly "forced his way" into a woman’s apartment while she was inside with her 11-year-old son. Hollins allegedly pushed the woman outside, then locked the door.
KTNV-TV, which also cites court documents, reports the woman attempted to keep the door open, but Hollins forced it shut. She began calling for help outside, and neighbors showed up to assist in trying to get the door open. One neighbor broke a window to get in. After that, Hollins reportedly opened the door and ran away.
KLAS says the woman made her way in and found her son "on the kitchen floor, unconscious, suffering from apparent injuries caused by the suspect."
Las Vegas Metro Police located Hollins and apprehended him following a chase on foot. The arrest report alleges Hollins "made a spontaneous utterance that he had choked" the boy.
According to KTNV, the boy was taken to University Medical Center for injuries to his neck, face, and upper chest. The boy reportedly told police he asked Hollins to go with his mom, but Hollins allegedly told him, "I can’t hear you," and "I’m gonna go hard mode on you."
Police reportedly wrote Hollins hurt the boy "to the point of unconsciousness by strangulation."
Investigators are reportedly looking into whether Hollins was involved in another break-in nearby.
Las Vegas court records show Hollins is being charged with residential burglary, battery by strangulation, child abuse/neglect, kidnapping, attempted murder, home invasion, and kidnapping of a minor. A Clark County judge set his bail at $300,000.