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Hostage recounts terrifying experience during barricade

8 News NOW has learned there were two hostages during a five-hour standoff with police Wednesday in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

Metro officers were initially called out to a home for a domestic disturbance and when they arrived they encountered an armed man.

The suspect exchanged gunfire with police before barricading himself in a neighbor's home near Robindale Road and Decatur Boulevard.

One of the hostages describes the neighbor as a "ticking time bomb" saying he's seen his aggressive behavior in the past.

The suspect ran from his home to the neighbor's house where the neighbor and a friend were taken hostage.

"He told us he was going to kill us and then kill himself," said Doug Horwich, neighbor.

It was a near-death experience for Doug Horwich and his friend who's visiting from out of town.

The homeowner says he was waiting for a cable provider Tuesday morning while he was working from his home office upstairs... Read More

Man armed with rifle barricaded in home near Robindale, Decatur

Metro police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting and a barricade situation near Robindale Road and Decatur Boulevard.

Shots have been fired and there is heavy police presence in the area. No officers have been injured and there is no word on any other people being injured.

According to Metro, when officers arrived at a home in the 7700 block of Coral Catcus Court to answer a call on a domestic disturbance, they encountered a man armed with a rifle and shots were exchanged with police. The man then went into a nearby residence. It is unknown if anyone else was in that home.

The northbound lanes of Decatur are closed at Robindale.

Police are advising people to avoid the area.

This is a developing story. Stay with www.LasVegasNOW.com for the latest. ... Read More

Suspect fired gun several times during barricade

A man arrested after barricading himself in an apartment last Wednesday for more than three hours did fire several rounds nearly hitting a bicyclist on a nearby street.

According to his arrest report, Jean Joseph is facing charges of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a deadly weapon and child endangerment with a deadly weapon.

Julio Rodriguez told police he was riding his bike along Pebble Road when he heard someone yelling at him from a building's balcony. He said he heard around 10 shots fired and could see rounds striking the ground around him. Rodriguez said he was in fear of his life. He was later able to identify Joseph from a photo lineup as the man who shot at him, the report said... Read More

Shooting in southwest neighborhood sends 3 people to hospital

A shooting at a southwest Las Vegas apartment complex Monday morning sent three people to the hospital, Metro Police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 7 a.m. at an apartment complex in the 9600 block of W. Russell Road near Fort Apache Road.

According to witnesses, an argument broke out involving several people and shots were fired in an outdoor area of the complex.

The injured people were transported to University Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, police said... Read More

Arrest report reveals teen was shot 7 times as he ran away

Thirteen-year-old Fabriccio Patti was shot in the back as tried to run from a smoke shop after attempting to steal merchandise, according to the arrest report.

Patti's autopsy showed he was shot seven times from back to front, the report said.

Store clerk Raad Sunna, 24, is charged with murder in the death of Patti following the Dec. 2 shooting at the Lucky's Cigar & Smokes on Flamingo Road near Durango Drive.

On the night of the shooting, Sunna called the police and waited outside for them to arrive. He told police one of the teens ran towards him and he drew his firearm and began shooting. Sunna said he believed he was about to be robbed or killed and was in fear for his life, the report said... Read More

Police: Man found dead in Vegas desert lot died elsewhere

Police say it appears that a man whose body was found in a desert lot several miles south of the Las Vegas Strip was killed somewhere else.

Las Vegas police say the man was in his 20s or 30s, and was wearing dark clothing when he was found a little before 8 a.m. Tuesday at a lot off Gillespie Street, not far from South Las Vegas Boulevard and St. Rose Parkway.

The Clark County coroner didn't immediately identify the man or release a cause and manner of death, pending notification of his family.

Police didn't say how it appeared the man died, but said his death appeared to have been a homicide. ... Read More

Armed man barricaded in apartment at Pebble and Las Vegas Blvd.

An armed man is barricaded in an apartment near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road.

Metro Police and SWAT are at the complex which is in the 2800 block of Pebble Road. Police received a call around 6:30 a.m. to do a welfare check on the person in the apartment. Shortly after that call, they received several calls from residents who reported hearing gunshots coming from the apartment, police said.

There are reports the man was seen on his balcony with a rifle, police said.

This is a developing story... Read More