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Man Shot by Officer Suing Metro Police

LAS VEGAS -- The unarmed Las Vegas man who was shot by a Metro Police officer announced Friday his plans to sue the department.

Antoine Hodges was in a 7-Eleven near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue last week when Officer Jason Evans spotted him. Evans mistook him for a man wanted in a double homicide that had happened the night before.

When Ofc. Evans entered the store, Hodges was walking out. Evans ordered him to show him his hands. Police say Hodges refused to follow the officer's repeated commands to show his hands.

When Hodges reached into his back pocket, the officer shot him in abdomen. He was rushed to the hospital where he was treated and released.

Hodges explained to reporters why he didn't follow the officer's orders.

Police: Man Shot By Officer Didn't Follow Commands

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon spoke Thursday about the officer-involved shooting that left an unarmed man hurt.

According to police, on Oct. 21, Officer Jason Evans was on patrol near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue when he thought he spotted a person who matched the description of a double-homicide suspect from the night before.

Police say Ofc. Evans noticed the man he thought was the suspect go into a 7-Eleven store. As the officer walked into the store, the man walked out. The officer drew his weapon and ordered the man to come out of the store.

The man, 30-year-old Antoine Hodges, did not listen to the officer's repeated instructions to show his hands, police said.

Hodges then reached into his back pocket and Ofc. Evans fired. Evans shot Hodges once in the abdomen. He was treated and released.

Officer Evans is on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues.

Suspect Accused of Beating Woman with Hammer

A Las Vegas man is under arrest and charged with attempted murder after hitting a woman with a hammer.

Police arrested Desmond Stewart, 25 of Las Vegas on attempted murder, battery, two counts of domestic violence-strangulation and coercion by force.

According to Metro Police, the incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at an apartment near Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard.

Police say officers were called to the apartment complex on a report that a woman had been beaten with a hammer. When they arrived, witnesses told officers that the suspect and the victim were in a nearby Wal-Mart parking lot.

Officers found Stewart and the victim, Shauntejia Dupree, who was covered in blood.

Dogs in Last Weeks Attack to be Euthanized

LAS VEGAS -- Two dogs that attacked a 12-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy in a northeast neighborhood last week will be euthanized.

The dog's owner signed the animals for euthanasia following a 10-day hold and cited for eight citations, one for each dog.

The citations include not receiving rabies shots, not having a license, no neutering, and running at large.

According to Las Vegas Animal Control, a pit bull mix and a bullmastiff got loose from their home and attacked the children on the 4000 block of Abrams Avenue.

Both kids were transported to nearby hospitals with the boy going to University Medical Center and the girl taken to Sunrise Trauma according to Metro Police.

The kids sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Northeast Residents Look to Take Back the Community

LAS VEGAS -- Residents of an apartment complex that has been notorious for gang activity are starting to see improvement.

People living at the Sierra Sunrise Apartment complex are working with Metro Police. The result is a dramatic drop in violent crime. Families are coming out of the shadows and organizing events such as a harvest festival that took place Monday night.

Resident Freddie Gonzalez has lived on and off in the area for the past 12 years. He says the smiling faces and the community involvement are like a dream come true. He says he believes the positive change begins with kids.

"It's more peaceful, while they are changing and getting those kids out of the streets to be more productive," Gonzalez said. "That's why I started the soccer team, give them a chance to do something in life. Don't fall into the wrong footsteps and do something in life."

Man Charged with Attempted Murder in Chase, Stabbing

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is facing attempted murder charges after a road rage incident Sunday.

According to the arrest report by Metro Police, 60-year-old Pat Arnold was arrested and charged with attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon and child endangerment.

Police say it started at around 10:30 a.m., when Arnold, who was driving along Nellis Boulevard near Charleston Boulevard, was hit from behind by another car, after he stopped suddenly for a light in front of a fire station.

The driver of the car that hit him, identified by police as Jorge Moncada, fled the accident scene. Arnold told police that he chased after the car and hit it three more times trying to get it stop.

Residents in Shock After Dogs Attack Kids

LAS VEGAS -- Two kids are recovering after being mauled by two dogs. Police said the dogs were taken to the Animal Foundation Shelter to be placed under standard quarantine.

Neighbors say their heard screams on Wednesday around 5 p.m. on Abrams Avenue. Resident Pam Stewart was inside her home and came out to investigate. She said, two pit bull mastiffs were loose and terrorizing the neighborhood.

"They were screaming for help," Stewart said. "I saw the little girl lying on the ground with her face halfway off, and it just made me sick."

A friend of the 12-year-old victim said neighbors were able to beat one of the dogs away with a golf club.

"They scratched her and almost scratched her eye out. It was pretty bad," 10-year-old Bryan Esquival said.

Paramedics showed up and took the girl to the hospital, but the attack wasn't over.