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Teenage Girl Killed, Man Wounded in Home Invasion

LAS VEGAS -- Two suspects are on the loose accused of shooting and killing a 15-year-old girl and critically wounding a man during an early morning home invasion. The man is fighting for his life and neighbors fear for their own safety.

Monday afternoon, the Clark County Coroner identified the dead teen as Alexis Postorino.

The shooting happened near Tropicana Avenue and Grand Canyon Avenue. Police are looking for two men accused of breaking into the home and shooting both people inside. Police believe the shooting is drug related.

"I probably say about two o'clock I heard gunshots. I thought it was banging at first -- probably three or four bangs and then it stopped for a couple of minutes. Then I heard two more bangs, it stopped, then I heard two more bangs," said neighbor Jasmine Fields.

Police Investigate Murder in Mountains Edge

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a murder that happened Wednesday night in southwest Las Vegas.

Police say a man was killed at a home on the 9200 block of Alta Monte Court, near Fort Apache and Mountains Edge Parkway. 

Police received 911 calls from neighbors who thought they had heard shots being fired in the area. When police arrived in the neighborhood, they found a person dead at a home.

Officers say the man, a father of four children and member of the military, was killed before going to work. 

Witnesses say a man with a brown or tan hooded sweatshirt was seen running away from the scene after the shooting.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Police Investigate Shooting at American Shooters

LAS VEGAS -- Metro is investigating a shooting involving a woman at the American Shooters store near Arville Street and Spring Mountain Road. 

Police are investigating the shooting as a possible suicide.

 

 

I-Team: Attorney Involved in Alleged Suicide Pact Speaks

LAS VEGAS -- Attorney Nancy Quon wants the world to know she is not suicidal, that did not conspire with her boyfriend to kill herself, and that a fire which nearly took her life in late October was a complete accident.

The story was complicated enough when it was just about an alleged homeowner association scam that reportedly raked in tens of millions of dollars.

As you know, the I-Team first broke the story about the task force investigation of political corruption inside local HOA's back in 2008. Now we know the name of the undercover probe, Operation Grandmaster, and we know that, according to police documents, indictments in this massive case are "imminent."

Man Arrested After Walmart Evacuation

LAS VEGAS  -- Authorities in Las Vegas have arrested a convicted felon and sex offender suspected of pistol-whipping a guard and leaving a false explosive in a Walmart.

Federal and local authorities say 44-year-old Eric Thomas Friedlander was arrested Wednesday and booked into jail, three days after the incident that caused the store to be evacuated for about two hours.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed Thursday that agents had served a search warrant at an apartment in west Las Vegas and found a gun and clothing connecting Friedlander with the incident.

Authorities say Friedlander hit the guard after unsuccessfully trying to cash a check at the store, then dropped a bag with the false grenade and fled. The guard wasn't hurt. The incident happened a week after a disgruntled Walmart employee in Reno shot and wounded three managers before surrendering.

Police Arrest 2 in Orleans Attack

LAS VEGAS -- A man and woman are facing numerous charges including attempted murder and robbery after a man was attacked in the Orleans parking lot.

Police have arrested 34-year-old Gloria Deleon-Serrano and 31-year-old Jose Roman Herrera-Herrera for the armed robbery in which a man was attacked and stabbed several times as he entered his parked car on Monday morning.

Police say the victim was targeted because he was preparing a bank deposit delivery. The victim is currently in stable condition.

 

Report Details DUI Arrest of Palms Owner George Maloof

LAS VEGAS  -- The report detailing the arrest of Palms Casino Resort owner George Maloof Jr. has been released by police. Maloof was arrested for drunken driving a few weeks ago near his Spanish Trail home.

According to the report, the 46-year-old Maloof was observed going 72 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone and losing control of his car as he attempted to make a turn. The police officer who observed Maloof's driving said, at one point, he drove into oncoming traffic and hit a curb. The officer also reported that Maloof nearly backed into the police motorcycle and couldn't find his driver's license, which turned out to be expired.

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The officer reported that Maloof smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, was wobbling and failed the field sobriety test.