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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

Store clerk charged with murder in shooting of teen

A 24-year-old store clerk is facing a murder charge after a 13-year-old teen was shot and killed during an alleged attempted robbery at a smoke shop, police said.

Raad Sunna was booked into the Clark County Detention Center Monday night.

Fabriccio Patti and two other teens are accused of attempting to rob a smoke shop on Flamingo Road and Durango on Friday, Dec. 2. The teens were wearing masks, police said. Patti was shot two times and died. The other teens are charged with attempted robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and burglary... Read More

Suspect shot in attempted robbery was 13-years-old

The teen suspect shot and killed in an attempted robbery at a smoke shop Friday night has been identified as 13-year-old Fabriccio Patti of Las Vegas.

The teen died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Patti was shot around 5 p.m. Friday night by a store clerk after entering the shop near Flamingo Road and Durango Drive with two other teens. Police said, surveillance video from another business showed the teens had put masks over their faces before entering the store.

There is no information yet on whether the teens were armed.

The clerk asked for an attorney and would not speak with police after the shooting.

The other two teens were taken into custody at a nearby fast food restaurant... Read More

New program to register home surveillance systems with Metro

For the first time, Metro is asking valley homeowners to notify them if they have a home surveillance system.

It will make it easier for them to look for video when a crime is committed.

Currently, when officers respond to a crime scene, they have to look around for any cameras that might have picked something up. It takes time to find the owners and look at the video.

If people with security cameras register with the department, police will have a list of addresses and contact numbers so they can quickly ask permission to see video that often helps solve crimes. The new program is called Vegas SafeCam and is already in use in Philadelphia, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City.

Registering your surveillance system with the department is completely voluntary. However, the more privately owned cameras they have on record, the more effective the program will be... Read More

Father shot by unknown suspect while arguing with mother of child

Metro Police searched all day Wednesday for a suspect who shot and killed a man Tuesday night.

The deadly shooting happened at an apartment complex near S. Durango and W. Tropicana Avenue.

According to officers, an ex-couple were fighting over their child when a third person got involved, and the confrontation ended in gunfire.

Neighbors were shaken by what happened.

"I just heard the loud screaming from the front of our house," said Yanel Mercado, a witness to the altercation between the ex-couple.

Mercado lived across from the woman who police say was fighting with the father of her child over custody issues. According to Mercado, the argument spilled over into the parking lot... Read More

Happy Nevada Day! Celebrating the day Nevada was added to the Union

Happy Nevada Day! Nevada Day is a state holiday that is celebrated across the entire state of Nevada.

Nevada Day commemorated the admission of the state of Nevada into the union on Oct. 31, 1864. However, since the 2000s the holiday has always been celebrated on the last Friday of the month.

On Nevada Day holiday all state, county and city government offices are closed, along with most schools and libraries. Some private businesses, like banks, also close to commemorate the holiday.

Here are some facts about Nevada Day courtesy of Piktochart.com:... Read More