A resident self-storage manager has been charged in the Dec. 1 fatal shooting of an alleged burglar at Storage @ Summerlin in Las Vegas. Martin Maycock, 60, told police he fired the .40-caliber rounds as the thief drove a Ford cargo van toward him. However, security footage from the property shows the victim, 25-year-old Jeffrey Pierre Paget, may have been trying to escape and veered away from the shooter, according to police.
Maycock told detectives he was walking the property at 7441 W. Lake Mead Blvd. just before leaving for dinner when he spotted the van parked near stored motorhomes. When Maycock approached him, Paget said the motorhome belonged to his friend. After Maycock noticed Paget was holding a screwdriver, Paget told him to “mind his own business” and jumped in the van, the source stated.
Maycock fired a single shot at the van’s tires, but missed, police stated. He then fired again, striking Paget in the chest. Maycock called police at about 7:10 p.m. to report the incident, and then rendered aid to Paget. Responders found the victim slumped behind the wheel of the van, which is reportedly stolen. Police believe the fatal shot penetrated the driver’s side window, the source reported. Paget died shortly after being transported to University Medical Center.
Paget pleaded guilty in April 2014 to two counts of grand larceny and was sentenced to two to five years in prison, according to Clark County District Court records.
Maycock, who has been employed at the self-storage facility for 17 years, recently obtained a concealed-weapon permit following several thefts at the property. He’s been charged with one count of murder with a deadly weapon, and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond. He was scheduled to have his initial court hearing yesterday.