75-Year-Old Parolee Charged in Alleged Nevada Hate Crime

Larry Walraven. Screenshot/YouTube CBS affiliate KLAS-TV 8 News.

A man currently on parole for a habitual criminal offense has been charged by Clark County, Nevada prosecutors for an April 25 incident for shooting at his neighbors while using homophobic slurs.

CBS affiliate KLAS-TV 8 News reported that Larry Walraven, 75, faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with a hate crime enhancement, according to court documents filed this week.

In the court filings, it was stated that on April 25, Walraven allegedly shot at his neighbor “due to their sexual orientation.” A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson said that in the initial 911 call, the victim said he was standing outside when Walraven “provided a black, revolver handgun and pointed it at [him]. After Walraven pointed the handgun, he fired four rounds at [the victim] with none of the rounds making contact with [him].”

After allegedly firing the weapon, Walraven reportedly said, “I’m going to kill you fucking faggots,” using a homophobic slur.

Metro officers seized a BB-gun when they arrested Walraven. A preliminary hearing in this case was scheduled for May 15. Because of a parole violation, he will remain in custody without bail.

Los Angeles Blade courtesy of the National LGBTQ Media Association.


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