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Body found near Fremont and Eastern

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a man found dead near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue Wednesday night.

According to police, patrol officers were called to the area just before 11 p.m. to investigate reports that a man had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a man lying near a sidewalk dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives have determined that three men approached the victim and shot him. The men then left the area. The only description of the men is that they are in their 20s. One of the men was last seen riding away on a bicycle.

The identity of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

This is the 78th homicide being investigated by Metro Police this year.

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First Friday returns with Wonderland

The monthly celebration of art, music, food and community returns to downtown this Friday.

First Friday returns August 1 with an event called Wonderland.  For the first time, all of the artistic installations for the event, from concept to activation, will be handled by local artists. They will all be a take on the idea of wonderland and of Lewis Carroll immortal “Alice in Wonderland.”

The installations will not only show the artists’ visions, but they will also be interactive allowing visitors to completely explore the artists’ concepts.

First Friday will be from 5 to 11 p.m. in the Arts District downtown. For parking information, an event map and more, go to firstfridaylasvegas.com.

Metro investigating fatal crash on Spring Mtn.

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday as 19-year-old Robert Buchanan of Las Vegas.

Buchanan was riding a motorcycle that was hit by a pickup truck leaving a parking lot onto Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard at around 2:20 p.m. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.


 


Man dies after roommate throws broken glass

LAS VEGAS – Metro Police say a man died over the weekend after his roommate threw a piece of broken glass at him during a fight.

Authorities say they've arrested 22-year-old Timothy Stall on charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon.

Police say they responded to reports of an injured man in a downtown apartment complex and found a man bleeding profusely from his leg. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say Stall and his roommate, identified by police as Donald Dail, were in an argument that turned physical.

According to the arrest report released Tuesday, Stall told police he broke the glass on a fire extinguisher and threw a large piece of the broken glass at Dail. He told police he heard his roommate scream but did not know if he was hit by the glass because he walked away.

The glass had sliced Dail’s leg.

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1 dead in rollover crash at U.S. 95 & Jones

LAS VEGAS - A man is dead after the vehicle he was driving rolled on southbound U.S. 95 at Jones Boulevard.

The accident occurred shortly after 8:30 a.m. Nevada Highway Patrol says the 48-year-old man was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to University Medical Center where he died.

Two lanes of southbound U.S. 95 are open at this time.

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

Woman critically hurt in hit-and-run crash

 LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian and car near Olive Street and Russell Avenue, which is near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue.

According to police, a Pontiac Bonneville hit a woman who was crossing the street. The woman flew up on to the hood of the car and through the windshield.

The Pontiac did not stay on the scene. The woman was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Metro Police arrested the female driver of the Pontiac. There are no details on her arrest.

 

Suspect arrested in connection with 7-Eleven shooting

 LAS VEGAS -- A suspect is under arrest in connection with a deadly shooting last week at a 7-Eleven store near West Sahara Avenue and I-15.

According to Metro Police, Sam McFarland was arrested in California Wednesday. McFarland is accused of shooting into a car and killing 23-year-old Krystal McAdow on July 17. McAdow was shot in the chest.

Police say McFarland didn't get out of the car he was in, but shot at McAdow through the windshield.