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Kimball woman faces three felony counts including attempted murder


October 11, 2018

A call to Kimball Dispatch for gunshots heard at a local motel in the late hours of Wednesday, Oct. 3.

According to an arrest affidavit at approximately 11:33 p.m. Officer Michael Winget responded to Motel Kimball after Shirrin Sharifpour age 37 of Kimball had called from Days Inn reporting she heard six gunshots while she was visiting Motel Kimball.

As Winget approached Motel Kimball he saw a white minivan occupied by an elderly female who was attempting to back out of a parking space as he approached room 11.

Winget made contact with female who identified herself as Margaret Shaifpour, her right eye was red, swollen shut, and there was blood running out the crease of her eye.

Margaret told Kimball police that her and Shirrin were in the hotel room and Shirrin came up behind her and shot her in the back of the head twice and once in the eye, with a bb gun.

When police made contact with Shirrin, she stated the gun was a CO2 powered bb gun revolver and “good as a real hand gun.” she then told police she had hid the gun in Gotte Park and led the police to the location.

In custody back at the Kimball County Sheriff’s Office Shirrin refused council and wished to answer Winget’s questions, Officer Henderson Bryson was also assisting Winget at this time. When asked what had happened Shirrin said, “I just lost it or something.” Shirrin told Winget that she couldn’t see herself with her future with her mom.

According to the affidavit Shirrin had planned on shooting Margaret for a “few weeks”. Shirrin confirmed that she shot Margaret in an effort to kill her.

The affidavit states that because Shirrin intended to shoot her mom with the intent to kill her, actually shot Margaret but failed to kill her, and concealed the bb gun after the shooting, Shirrin was booked into the Kimball County Jail on three felony counts, including 1st degree assault, criminal attempt of a class 1 felony (NRS 28-201 attempted murder in the first degree) and tampering with physical evidence.

Additionally, investigation of the house fire that displaced the family continues.


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