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Pedestrian struck, killed in early morning hit-and-run

LAS VEGAS -- A 50-year-old man is dead after being struck by a car, that then took off, while crossing the street early Friday morning in northeast Las Vegas.

According to police, the incident happened just before 1:30 a.m. at Meikle Lane and Ringe Road, which is near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards. A van, headed eastbound on Meikle, hit the man and continued to drive, witnesses told police.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to UMC where he was pronounced dead. 

Police said they are looking for a white cargo-type van with damage to the front right-side. The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro police at 702-828-4341. You can also call CrimeStoppers and remain anonymous at 702-385-5555 or leave a tip online.











Police look for man who robbed business

Police look for man who robbed business

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

According to police, at around 1:30 a.m. May 13, the man approached the clerk, showed the clerk a handgun and demanded money. Once he got the money, he left on foot.

The man is described as a black man about 30 to 35 years old. He is about 5 foot 7 and between 140 and 165 pounds. He was wearing a bandana mask, short-sleeved polo shirt, blue jeans and black and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Las Vegas man pleads not guilty in girlfriend death

Edward Edgerton

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 27-year-old Las Vegas man has pleaded not guilty to murder in what prosecutors say was the beating death of his girlfriend.

Edward H. Edgerton is accused of fatally injuring 24-year-old Tyanna Reynolds in an argument March 15 at their apartment on Nellis Boulevard.

Edgerton told police that he and Reynolds argued about text messages she received from an ex-boyfriend, and that she collapsed in the shower.

Edgerton said he grabbed Reynolds' arm, struck her several times with a belt and pinned her beneath him on the bed.

Reynolds was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

Edgerton told police the two used to beat each other with a belt as relationship discipline.

Senior Clark County District Court Judge Nancy Becker scheduled trial for April 20, 2015.

Police look for man who robbed store

Police look for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business near Las Vegas and Lamb boulevards.

According to police, the man walked into the business on Friday, threatened the clerk and demanded cash.  He took the money and left the business.

He is described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old. He is between 5 foot 5 and 5 foot 7 and between 165 and 175 pounds. He also has a goatee.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue baseball cap, blue short-sleeved shirt with white lettering on the front and long-sleeved black shirt underneath. He had on gray cargo shorts, white socks and blue and white shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555. 

Police search for information in man's murder

Police search for information in man's murder

Metro Police are looking for information about a murder that happened last week at an apartment near Linn Lane and Lake Mead Boulevard.

According to police, officers were called to home at around 4 p.m. Thursday to do a welfare check. When they got inside, the found the victim, identified by the Clark County Coroner as 49-year-old William Sanford, dead.

Police say it appears he sustained “severe physical trauma.”  No suspects have been identified and the motive remains unknown.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521, or call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555.

Fugitive task force arrests murder suspect from Illinois

Fugitive task force arrests murder suspect from Illinois

A man accused of murder in Illinois has been arrested in Las Vegas. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Investigative Strike Team, or FIST, arrested 37-year-old Turhan Robinson near Charleston Boulevard and Christy Lane.

Robinson is wanted in connection with a deadly shooting and police chase in Venice, Illinois, which near St. Louis.

Robinson has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center pending his extradition to Illinois.

FIST is a permanent task force that brings together state, local and federal agencies to find dangerous and violent fugitives. 

Metro: Suspicious death is a homicide

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police's Homicide Section confirms that a death earlier classified as "suspicious" is a homicide.

According to police, officers were called to an apartment on Lake Mead Boulevard and Linn Lane at around 4 p.m. Thursday to do a welfare check. When they arrived, they found one person dead.

At first, they thought the victim had committed suicide, but now police tell 8 News NOW that it is a homicide.