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Police Break Up Cockfighting Ring

LAS VEGAS -- Police made a big discovery at an East Las Vegas home while serving an arrest warrant. While searching for the suspect, they found an unlicensed restaurant and roosters clearly bred for fighting.

At least 26 roosters were found at a home near Bonanza and Nellis.

Originally, police were called to serve an arrest warrant. They didn't find the suspect but found evidence the home was used as an unlicensed restaurant. Upon further investigation, they found the dozens of roosters in the backyard and items used for cockfighting.

Las Vegas Metro Police Officer Marcus Martin says they were lucky to find the roosters in time.

"Here we're looking for someone who is subject to a warrant and we find an illegal and well-equipped kitchen. And, that leads further to what we believe is nothing short of animal abuse," he said.

Police also say the roosters were mutilated to help the animal fight better.

Police Arrest 2 Suspects in Officer Involved Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Two burglary suspects are in custody and police are investigating an officer involved shooting that caused major disruption in a northeast neighborhood Tuesday.

Police say around 10 a.m., two gang detectives tried to apprehend two men who were jaywalking in the area of Lamb and Owens. The two men took off, running into the La Fiesta apartment complex. Seven nearby schools were put on lock down and a portion of Owens was closed to traffic.

Police say 22-year-old Ray Ivory pulled out a nine-millimeter handgun and aimed it at the detectives. That's when one officer drew his weapon and fired several shots. No one was injured. Police say Ivory dropped the weapon and ran into a nearby apartment. Police were able to arrest him a short while later. He is facing two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on an officer.

The second suspect, 24-year-old Fredrico Ramon Gordon Jr. did not run from the scene and was arrested.

Teens to be Tried Separately in Double Murder Case

LAS VEGAS -- A judge has ruled that two teens charged with murder in the deaths of two people at a mobile home near Las Vegas will stand trial separately.

Timothy Chester and Victor Veliz, both 18, have pleaded not guilty to two charges each of murder in the deaths of Chester's parents. The teens could face the death penalty if convicted.

The couple was found dead in their home in Sept. 2009.

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Teen Dies After Being Shot at a House Party Friday Night

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating an apparent gang shooting near Sandyfalls and Vegas Valley that resulted in a teen girl dying.

Police say the victim is a 17-year-old girl, who was shot in the head Friday night. The girl was transported to the hospital where she later died.

Authorities say some of the witnesses to the shooting may have gang affiliation. Police originally believed it was a drive-by shooting at a house party. However, they say they are receiving different stories from several witnesses.

Neighbors in the area remain on edge after the shooting. "It's a little disturbing, because my wife is pregnant right now," neighbor Brandon Katon said. "To live in this neighborhood and to know that somebody out your back door possibly got shot, it's unsettling. You have no idea what's going on around you. You think you can be safe, but you never know."

Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old

LAS VEGAS -- A 19-year-old man is facing charges including murder in the shooting death of a teen girl at a weekend birthday party.

Alexander Nestor Portillo is charged with killing 17-year-old Priscilla Castillo-Roque at a home near Nellis and Lake Mead just after midnight Saturday.

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Witnesses told police, that during the party, Portillo fired off a shotgun once into the air to break up a fight among partygoers. According to the Arrest Report, one witness said when Portillo returned to his upstairs bedroom he fired a shot into the floor and it hit the girl, who was downstairs, in the head. 

Police say Portillo fled from the home and was found hiding at the home of fellow gang members.