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UPDATE: Police investigate in-custody death after southwest valley pharmacy incident

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro Police are investigating an in-custody death that happened at a pharmacy in the southwest valley.

According to police, an erratic man was was located inside a bathroom at a pharmacy on Fort Apache Road near Sunset Road at approximately 1:38 p.m on Monday afternoon.

Once officers arrived, they say the man did not comply with their verbal commands and struggled with officers as they attempted to take him into custody.

Police were eventually able to handcuff the man, however, they say he became combative and resisted arrest.

LVMPD give an update on in-custody death at Ft. Apache and Sunset

The man then became unresponsive and that's when officers quickly removed his handcuffs and medical personnel began rendering aid.

Ultimately, the man was taken to Southern Hills Hospital, where he later died.

This is a developing story, check back for updates. ... Read More

I-Team Vegas Unsolved: Father shot several times while leaving work as security guard

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of a father of four who was leaving work as a security guard when he was shot and killed hopes to get answers in the unsolved homicide weeks before what would have been Alfonso Turner’s thirtieth birthday.

Two men shot and killed Turner, 29, as he was pulling out of the apartment complex where he worked at the intersection of Amberleigh Lane and Mountain Vista Street in the east valley, police said. The intersection is near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

“My brother was the love of our lives,” Jerrica Arrington, Turner’s older sister said.

To Arrington, Alfonso was simply known as “Al.”

“He was just very humorous and goofy, very positive,” she said. “He'd go, 'I got kids. I ain't got time for that.' So we just coined that phrase. I didn't realize how often I quote him until I lost him.”... Read More

Governor Sisolak orders flags lowered in honor of General Colin Powell

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds until sunset on Friday, Oct. 22 in honor of Gen. Colin Powell and his life of service to our nation.

The Governor's executive order aligns with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Joe Biden on Monday afternoon.

“General Powell was a fearless leader, remarkable American, and the first
Black U.S. Secretary of State who served as a devoted and dedicated leader
to this great nation,” said Governor Sisolak. “Kathy and I send our love
and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.”... Read More

Westgate, MGM give update on vaccine mandate deadline

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Two Las Vegas resort properties implemented a new vaccine policy for workers as other businesses around the valley continue similar efforts.

MGM and Westgate gave their employees a deadline on Friday, Oct. 15. to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

The Westgate says the policy applies to non-union members.

CEO of the resort, David Seigel is leading the effort after he contracted the virus after being vaccinated.

He says he wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the vaccine.

An important decision the company says was needed in order to move forward. ... Read More

Weekend DUI patrol results in over a dozen arrests across Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A DUI patrol conducted on Saturday, Oct. 16 resulted in 13 DUI arrests across the Las Vegas valley according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's traffic section.

During the patrol, officers conducted over 160 vehicle stops.

Additionally, officers gave 40 citations, recovered three guns, and made one felony arrest.

The department was assisted by officers from the Southeast Area Command, South Central Area Command, and Las Vegas City Marshals.

The patrol is part of an ongoing effort aimed at catching impaired drivers who choose to get behind the wheel.

Impaired driving fatalities have consistently been the most common cause of motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and deaths in Nevada.

Police want to remind motorists to always drive and ride sober or to use a designated driver to reach their destinations safely. ... Read More

Man accused of dismembering roommate, leaving him in trash returns to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man accused of killing his roommate and leaving his body to decompose in a trash can is back in Nevada to face the charge against him, court records showed.

Christopher Berrios, 55, is accused of killing Bernard Robledo, 46, the I-Team first reported last week. Court documents indicate the men lived at an apartment in the 1500 block of Arville Street.

On Sept. 4, a person called 911 saying they had found a body inside a trash bin. The body was covered in spray foam used for insulation, investigators wrote in court documents.

Police said Robledo had several limbs removed. His cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to the head.

Police said they also found a handsaw with tissue and blood on it... Read More

CCSD therapist arrested, accused of statutory seduction

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Clark County School District Police have arrested 48-year-old Jennifer Courtad on two counts of statutory seduction.

Courtad served as an Occupation Therapist for CCSD since Aug. 2014.

She was taken into custody by the Salt Lake City Criminal Apprehension team on behalf of CCSD and LVMPD in Cedar City, Utah.

Courtad was then booked at the Clark County Detention Center on Saturday, Oct. 16.

The arrest stems from an investigation involving Courtad, that started at Eldorado High School in October 2020.

She has been assigned to home since October 2020.

An arrest warrant for Courtad was issued in August of 2021.

Anyone with information on the case or who may have had inappropriate contact with Courtad is asked to call the CCSD Police Department at 702-799-5411. ... Read More