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Victim's family: Arrest made in Lee's shooting

The brother of a man shot and killed in an attempted robbery at a valley liquor store last month says two people are in custody.

Matthew Christensen's brother Reggie Christensen tells 8 News NOW police arrested two suspects, and he says one is the alleged shooter.

Reggie Christensen did not have the names of the suspects.

Matthew Christensen died during the attempted robbery at a Lee's Discount Liquor near Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive.

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VIDEO: Police searching for vehicle possibly connected to security guard's death

Metro Police released video Tuesday of a vehicle that may be connected to a violent crime that happened in the southwest valley.

According to officers, a security guard was shot and killed in an apartment complex in the 5100 block of South Jerry Tarkanian Way.

Metro detectives said they believed the victim, Mark Steven Santee, was in a physical fight with a suspect or suspects before he was shot. Santee was patrolling the apartment complex that was under construction.

A newer model red or orange Chevrolet Avalanche or Cadillac Escalade EXT pickup truck was the last car seen in the area after the shooting.

Officers said it was last seen traveling southbound on Hacienda Avenue from Jerry Tarkanian Way.

There wasn't a suspect or suspects detained... Read More

Las Vegas teen pleads not guilty to murder in fatal stabbing

A Las Vegas 16-year-old has pleaded not guilty as an adult to murder, robbery and conspiracy charges in the stabbing death of a man at a fast-food restaurant.

Jason Lloyd Carlton II and his court-appointed lawyer made an initial appearance Tuesday before a Las Vegas judge who scheduled a June 3 preliminary hearing in the April 17 slaying of 27-year-old Clinton Englehart.

Carlton is being held without bail at the Clark County jail.

The Associated Press is identifying him because a judge determined he will be prosecuted as an adult.

Carlton's lawyer, Christy Craig, declined to comment outside court.

Police say Englehart was stabbed in the chest in a fight at the business near Desert Breeze Park, where investigators found a knife believed to have been used in the attack... Read More

Las Vegas teen to face adult charges in fatal stabbing

Police say a 16-year-old will be prosecuted as an adult on murder, robbery and conspiracy charges in the stabbing death of a 27-year-old man at a fast-food restaurant two weeks ago.

Las Vegas police said Monday the teen has been moved from juvenile hall to the Clark County jail to await a court date in the April 17 slaying of Clinton Englehart.

The Associated Press isn't identifying him ahead of court proceedings, due to his age.

Englehart was mortally wounded in a scuffle at the business across the street from Desert Breeze Park, where police say his assailants fled and police found a knife believed to have been used in the attack.

The Clark County coroner says Englehart died of a stab wound to the chest.

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Other victim identified in weekend plane crash

The second victim in a plane crash over the weekend has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as 37-year-old Benjamin Anderson Soyars III of Las Vegas.

Soyars and Steve Patterson, 32, of Rohnert Park, California were killed Saturday when their plane crashed near Jean, Nevada.

The cause of death for both men was listed as blunt force injuries due to the plane crash.

The men were in a plane belonging to a company known as Vegas Extreme Adventures which is also known as Sky Combat Ace. It offers aerobatic flights... Read More

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