Multiple shooting in Havasu

A man killed 5 people, including the mother of his children, at a Havasu home late last night, then abducted his children and drove to Rancho Cucamonga where he shot himself and was found dead early this morning.

Brian Stephen Diez, 26, killed his estranged girlfriend Deborah Langstaff, 23, along with Ashley Nyland, 20, Russell Nyland, 42, Brock Kelson, 20 and Primo Verdone, 24. The only survivor, Deborah Nyland, 44, called emergency services after Diez left with the children, who are 4 years old and 13 months.

News outlets covering the crime, described by Havasu cops as “the worst shooting in the history of Lake Havasu City,” include Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, USA Today and The Associated Press.


  1. This is so sad. Prayers to all friends and family members!!!!

  2. very sad, I am so sorry to hear this.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all.

  3. dear brock kelson… as though your not my cousin but your my cousins brother. you were such a great kid to be around…… im so sorry to casey draper and the kelson family… rip brock…. miss you half cousin

  4. To all the kelson family our prayers are with you

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