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Thunderstorms rolled through Las Vegas valley Thursday evening

Dark clouds filled the Las Vegas valley skies and dumped heavy rains early Thursday evening.

The thunderstorms showers, lightning, and hail in some areas rolled through just before 5:30 p.m. The storm started in the north and northwest before moving south.

Multiple lightning strikes were seen around Whitney Ranch. 8 News NOW received reports of pea-sized hail along Whitney Ranch and Warm Springs.

In the southern part of the valley, the rain came down around St. Rose Parkway. A flood advisory was issued for southwestern Clark County. It will be in effect until 7:15 p.m.

The rain pounded the area for a little over an hour before drying out. At the end of the showers, two rainbows could be seen in certain parts of the valley... Read More

Security guard killed early Wednesday morning

Metro Police are investigating after a security guard was killed early Wednesday morning.

The man's body was found at 12:39 a.m. in the 5100 block of Jerry Tarkanian Way near Fort Apache Road and Tropicana Avenue.

Police the victim was patrolling a nearby apartment construction site and he got into a fight and was shot to death.

Investigators are trying to determine if the victim confronted a thief at the site.

No suspects are in custody... Read More

1 injured in crash in southwest valley

One person was injured Friday night in a crash in the southwest part of the valley. The crash occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the intersection of Fort Apache Road and Desert Inn Road.

Police say one person was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Officers arrested a driver on suspicion of DUI.

Police have closed the intersection during their investigation.

8 News NOW will have more information as it becomes available.... Read More

Liquor store reopens following shooting death of clerk

Police continue their hunt for three suspects who they say are responsible for shooting and killing a Lee's Liquor store clerk this week.

Detectives have talked with one person who could provide clues to the case.

On Wednesday, the store located at Durango Drive and Warm Springs Road re-opened following the tragic killing of Matthew Christensen.

Employees who were working didn't want to go on camera but told 8 News NOW it was difficult knowing Matthew would never walk through the doors ever again.

Police say they've been getting tips about the case. One of the biggest breaks was when the woman on the surveillance video came forward to talk to police an hour after they released her picture.

Detectives questioned her and released her. They are calling her a witness. She entered the store moments before the robbery and walked out as it was taking place... Read More

Metro investigating deadly stabbing

Metro police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday night.

The Clark County Coroners Office identified 27-year-old Clinton Englehart, 27, with the cause of death being a stab wound to the chest, manner is homicide.

Police say Englehart was involved in a fight with two individuals near the entrance to the business. At some point during the fight, the victim was stabbed in the chest. The suspects then ran across the street to Desert Breeze Park.

A large knife believed to be used in the crime was also located at the park... Read More

Woman in Lee's Liquor surveillance video contacts police

A woman who witnessed the suspects in a deadly robbery at a Lee's Liquor store Monday night turned herself into police and was interviewed and released.

Metro Police released surveillance video of the woman along with the three suspects Tuesday. The video showed the woman talking on her cell phone as she entered the store moments before the three suspects and then attempting to exit as the three suspects entered the store. One suspect pointed a gun toward her, but let her leave.

Police are still seeking the three men accused of shooting and killing store clerk 24-year-old Matthew Christensen at the store located on Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive... Read More

Victim's brother reacts to deadly shooting

The family of the Lee's Discount Liquor clerk who was killed during a robbery Monday night is speaking with 8 News NOW.

The crime has shaken many in the community, and the victim's brother says he thinks he knows why. Reggie Christensen says his brother Matthew Christensen was like many people who go to work every day.

"It just makes me think how scared my brother was," said Reggie said.

Surveillance video shows what Matthew faced. The 24-year-old man was working at the Lee's Discount Liquor near Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive Monday night when he was gunned down. Emergency responders took Matthew to University Medical Center, where he later died.

"It was just a real senseless act. It didn't have to happen. It was pointless," Reggie said.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Metro Police Lt. Dan McGrath said the clerk complied with the robbers' orders... Read More