Las Vegas, NV – A family of five children who were home when their mother murdered their father in January have been able to stay together because a compassionate North Las Vegas police officer took them home with him.
North Las Vegas Police Officer Nicholas Quintana was one of the officers who responded to the homicide call on Jan. 14 at a home on Osaka Pearl Street, KVVU reported.
Officers arrested a woman at the scene for fatally shooting her husband, and they were shocked to find the couple’s five children – ages six to 17 years old – had been home when the murder occurred.
“Wow. That’s sad. That’s extremely sad because now these kids are going to go to Child Haven,” Quintana said.
Child Protective Services took the five kids into its custody but said it would be impossible to keep them all together, according to KVVU.
The scene was personal to Officer Quintana.