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Alleged Starbucks shooter held with no bail

Pedro Garcia, the man accused of shooting and killing a customer in Starbucks, made his first court appearance Wednesday morning in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Garcia, 34, is facing charges of murder, robbery, burglary and discharging a firearm in an occupied structure.

His attorney, Edward Kane, says he expects his client will enter a not guilty plea.

The judge did not set bail in the case and Garcia did not enter a plea Wednesday.

Kane asked for more time to confirm whether his office can represent Garcia in the case. Garcia is expected to appear in court again on Friday, Sept. 30. ... Read More

Starbucks remained closed Monday following deadly shooting

A local Starbucks where a man was shot and killed over the weekend remained closed Monday.

The shooting happened at the coffee shop located at West Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard. Pedro J. Garcia was arrested Monday pending an initial court appearance on murder, robbery, burglary and weapon charges in the shooting that took place Sunday morning.

Starbucks held a counseling session with all of its workers Monday evening to help them cope with this traumatic incident.

"I feel pretty good surprisingly," according to William Wright, employee. "I'm not one to let things get to me so easily."

Wright said he came face to face with the alleged killer. Wright said he was manning the register when Garcia walked into the store.

"He was just standing there, you know, and he looked up at my eyes and he looked back -- and down and looked back up at me," Wright said... Read More

1 dead following shooting at Starbucks

Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting at a Starbucks on West Warm Springs Road and Rainbow Boulevard Sunday afternoon.

At least one person was transported to Spring Valley Hospital and later died according to police. It is unknown at this time what the motive for this incident is.

"That's what weighed on us immediately. They're in danger," witness Bryan Dunlap said. "If this situation even gets worse, because we heard, remember, in the beginning of the story, hearing bomb, hostage, all kinds of things. So, all you can think about is their welfare and not being able to see some of them again if something was really going bad."

Police said one person was detained in connection with this investigation, and the surrounding businesses were evacuated.

Metro Police say the man responsible for the shooting was very deceptive and called 911 himself trying to throw off police after the shooting... Read More

1 taken into custody in barricade situation, SWAT headed to scene

One person was taken into custody Tuesday following a barricade situation near S. Grand Canyon Drive and W. Russell Road, Metro Police said.

The barricaded situation is happening at an apartment complex in the 9900 block of West Russell Road. Nearby apartments are being evacuated.

According to police, it all started around 2:42 p.m. as a strong-armed robbery to a convenience store located in the 5300 block of South Fort Apache Road. Another suspect is believed to still be hold up in the apartment.

There wasn't any other information released... Read More

Officer injured in southwest valley crash

A police officer was injured in a crash in the southwest part of the valley Friday morning. The crash happened shortly after 4 a.m. near Durango Drive and Tropicana Avenue.

Metro says the officer was on a motorcycle, when a sedan rear-ended him. The officer was taken to University Medical Center. Police say he is conscious and speaking.

Police have shut down the intersection of Tropicana and Durango during their investigation.

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

Metro: 1 shot near Valley View and Pennwood Avenue

Metro Police investigated a shooting Thursday night near S. Valley View Drive and Pennwood Avenue.

It happened at an apartment complex located at 4027 Silver Dollar Avenue.

According to Metro, it all started as a fight, but then shots were fired and a person was struck twice, once in the chest and once in the leg. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening, Metro said.

The victim was taken to the hospital.

No word on the suspects, but police are searching for them.

8 News NOW has a crew at the scene. We'll have more on the shooting on our 8 News NOW newscast after the game.

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Frustration grows among residents as blasting continues

Frustration among homeowners is growing after blasting resumed in Southern Highlands.

Homeowners have described those blasts as resembling an earthquake. 8 News NOW was there as the blasting started Wednesday morning sending a deep rumble through the nearby neighborhood.

Since June, residents living near the blast area have been rocked by several planned explosions as part of an expansion of Highland Hills. Dozens of residents say their homes have been damaged by the blasts from foundations to retaining walls and ceilings, even cracks through stone, including Richard Travis' granite counters.

"Two of them have cracks and the one blast that went off today widened the one crack a lot more," Travis said... Read More