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Burned body found determined a suicide

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a burned body found in the backyard of a home near Vegas Drive and Jones Boulevard.

According to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, crews were originally called to the home at around 4 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a house fire.

Homicide detectives determined the burned body was a suicide.



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Two injured in apparent attempted murder suicide

LAS VEGAS -- A man and woman suffered critical injuries Monday evening after a shooting at a home near Maryland Parkway and Oakey Boulevard.

Police say the shooting happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. after a domestic disturbance. Police say the man shot the woman, then shot himself.

Neighbors say the man and woman were in their 60s and had a history of problems.

"These sorts of things can happen in any family. People never really know what's going on inside any house, in any neighborhood in the city," said neighbor Bill Christy.

The couple was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Rape Crisis Center target of hate crime


LAS VEGAS -- Vandals targeted the Rape Crisis Center overnight on Thursday, spray painting "The Rapist" in bright red paint near the entrance.

The center said police were made aware of the situation, but Executive Director Daniele Dreitzer told 8 News NOW officers warned it could take up to a week for them to investigate because of workload.

"We can't wait that long for them (police) to come," she said. She hopes the media can help bring awareness and possibly information on who might have done it. "We are extremely upset."

"We want to use this very unfortunate situation to let the community what we do to provide support to victims as they navigate both the medical and legal systems as they make their way through recovery," Dreitzer said.

Metro investigating deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a deadly shooting at the 1700 block of Curran Way, which is near H Street and Owens Avenue.

According to police, the shooting happened just before 4 p.m. Thursday. The male victim in his mid-20's, was taken to University Medical Center and pronounced dead.

Investigators said the shooting is possibly gang-related. 


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SWAT officer involved in fatal shooting identified

LAS VEGAS -- The SWAT officer who shot and killed a suspect following a police standoff Tuesday has been identified as Officer John Wiggins, Metro Police said.

Wiggins, 41, has been with the department since Jan. 2002. He is on routine paid leave while the shooting is being investigated.

The shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. in front of a home in a neighborhood near Twain Avenue and Lindell Road. The man who was killed was identified by the Clark County Coroner's office as 40-year-old Travis Doering.

Police and SWAT were called to the home by Doering's roommate who said Doering was armed and threatening suicide. When Doering left the home, he was shot by Wiggins.

Doering died of a gunshot wound to the head.


Las Vegas man in Egg & I crash plans to plead guilty

The crash happened April 1, 2103.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 19-year-old Las Vegas man accused of plowing into a restaurant last April and injuring 10 people says he'll plead guilty.

At Gage Lindsey's preliminary hearing Wednesday, his lawyer, Sean Sullivan, said Lindsey will plead guilty and prosecutors will drop four other charges as part of the deal.

Lindsay is expected to plead guilty to two counts of driving under the influence and causing substantial bodily harm on April 24.

Prosecutors say Lindsey had Xanax and more than three times the legal limit of marijuana in his blood when he crashed April 1, 2013 into the Egg & I restaurant on Sahara Avenue.


Trial reset to 2015 in Las Vegas hammer deaths of 2012

Bryan Clay as he was arrested in April 2012 for the alleged attack on the Martinez family.

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Trial has been reset to June 2015 for a 23-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a Las Vegas mother and daughter, and nearly killing their husband and father in a bloody hammer attack.

Court records show that Bryan Devonte Clay Jr.'s defense attorney, Tony Sgro, and prosecutor Pamela Weckerly sought more time to prepare, and Clark County District Court Judge Jessie Walsh granted the delay.

Clay's death penalty trial had been due to begin this month.

He's accused of attacking and killing Ignacia "Yadira" Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez in April 2012, and leaving Arturo Martinez with a severe head injury.

Martinez's two sons, ages 9 and 4, were spared in the attack.

Authorities say Clay told detectives he was under the influence and didn't remember anything.