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Man Shot Dead in Apt. on East Side of Valley

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a man found dead in an apartment near Vegas Valley Drive and Mountain Vista Street.

According to police, officers were called to the scene at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday night. They found the victim dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Homicide detectives are now investigating. They do not have any information on a suspect or suspects at this time.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the victim as well as the cause of death.

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

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Police Seek Public's Help in ID'ing Slain Man

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are asking for the public's help in their investigation of a body found Wednesday morning in the 1600 block of Sandy Lane.

The man's body was found lying in the roadway just before 6:30 a.m. near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue. Police suspect the man was killed by blunt force trauma.

The man's race is unknown, but he is thought to have been 45 to 55 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches tall and six feet tall, weighing 170 to 190 pounds and with black hair.

He was wearing a jacket bearing the brand "Phat Farm."

No one has been identified as a suspect and homicide detectives are asking for help to identify the man.

Nellis Boulevard Reopens After Bus, Car Collide

LAS VEGAS -- An RTC bus collided with a car near Gowan Road and Nellis Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

Southbound Nellis Boulevard was closed at Las Vegas Boulevard because of fluids leaking onto the roadway.

One person was taken to a hospital for minor injuries.

The Animal Foundation Looking for Pet Pictures

The Animal Foundation Looking for Pet Pictures

The Animal Foundation wants to see the animals they’ve found homes for and the people who have adopted them.

The animal shelter is holding a picture contest. It is looking for the best pictures of people and their shelter pets. The pictures will be featured in a new video for the shelter.

The pictures must be submitted by April 10. Click here to email photos the shelter.

The Animal Foundation operates the largest animal shelter in Nevada. It is home to more than 50,000 homeless, lost, neglected and abused animals each year.

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Two Women Arrested in Burglary and Shooting

Two Women Arrested in Burglary and Shooting

 

Metro Police have arrested two women in connection with a burglary and shooting that happened last month in a home near Los Feliz Street and Stewart Avenue.

According to police, 19-year-old Ashley Garcia and 30-year-old Melissa Heath are facing charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, burglary and burglary while in possession of the firearm.

The victim and his wife had gone to their son’s home in the 7200 block of Copper Road about 6 a.m. March 7. When they arrived, they found a car parked in the driveway. The victim started to walk up to the house but was confronted by one of the suspects.

The suspect got into a car and pulled out a handgun, police said. She then fired at the victim from inside the car. The bullet shattered the driver side window and hit the victim in the hand.

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday

 

The Clark County School Police Department will be holding a safety fair Friday at Lois Craig Elementary, 2637 East Gowan Road.

The Spring School Safety Fair will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a bike and pedestrian rodeo, fire truck tours and several informational booths.

People can also enter a free raffle for tickets to the Circus Circus Adventuredome, along other prices including bicycles, bike helmets and car seats.

Panda Express will provide free food.

School Board Focus on School Safety at Special Meeting

School Board Focus on School Safety at Special Meeting

 

Since the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, school safety has been at the top of most parents’ minds.

The Clark County School District Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting about safety at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Desert Pines High School's multi-purpose room.

The board will discuss several issues concerning student safety, including Clark County School Police, crisis response, and safe routes to school. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to express concerns and ideas. No actions will be taken by the board during the meeting.

For more information, call the board’s office at (702) 799-1072. Spanish translation will be available.