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Man faces attempted murder charge after 3 hit by car in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas man is facing charges after police said he hit three people with his car.

A 21-year-old man faces an attempted murder charge after hitting three people with his car, Las Vegas police said.

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Man rolled over by semi, police looking for driver

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police investigated a deadly accident Sunday morning sometime between 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Officers said a homeless man was hit by a semi truck in the 300 block of N. 6th Street near East Mesquite Avenue in Las Vegas.

Detectives said the victim was sleeping under a the tractor trailer, but the driver didn't know it, so when the driver pulled off he rolled over the 50-year-old victim.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  Detectives are still looking for the semi truck.  They said at this time, it is unknown whether or not the driver knew about the incident.

The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigation Section.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385­-5555.



SWAT called in to help search for shooting suspect

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police spent most of Sunday afternoon and early evening looking for a gunman who they said, shot a man in the back of the head.  The incident started on W. Wilson Avenue, but expanded surrounding areas during the suspect search.

After hours of searching, the SWAT team was called in to assist. They used flashbangs, non-lethal explosives, to try and flush out the suspected gunman. It is unclear if the suspect was found. 

Detectives had been looking for the suspect since they first responded to the shooting at 12:10 p.m.  They said when hey arrived to the scene, the victim, a middle aged man, was alert and talking to them. 

The victim, whose name hasn't been released, was transported to University Medical Center.  Metro Police said earlier clues caused them to believe that the shooting was gang related.  

The shooting is still under investigation.

















Police: Gunman arrested after shooting, barricade

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in Las Vegas say a neighbor who fired an assault rifle to break up a pre-dawn altercation in an apartment courtyard was shot and killed by a fleeing gunman who was later arrested after a several-hour standoff with SWAT officers.

The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the man as Arnoldo Hermosillo, 25, of Las Vegas. 

Police Officer Larry Hadfield said Friday that one of three men confronted by the assault weapon-wielding man was wounded in the ankle as the group fled the 5:30 a.m. Thursday shooting at the complex.

Hadfield says another of the three returned fire with a handgun, killing Hermosillo.

The man with the ankle injury was hospitalized, and the suspected shooter was arrested several hours later after police surrounded a home on a nearby street.

No names were immediately made public.

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New stadium report helps track real cost of soccer stadium

LAS VEGAS -- Dreams for a downtown soccer stadium could mean a hefty price tag for the public of $150 million over thirty years. But will the stadium actually fill the seats and make money for the city? That's the big question on a lot of minds.

The proposed stadium could be built in Symphony Park, and the city of Las Vegas is banking big on local soccer fans to show up, and pay $25 per ticket per match.

For 2017 the stadium report projects the facility, should it be built, would hold 79 events with more than 700 thousand attendees total. That breaks down to about 20 thousand people per Major League Soccer match.

That's about 20 percent higher than the leagues average, according to councilman Bob Beers.

“How are we going to get 20,000 or even 18,000 into this thing with no history of professional soccer,” Bob Beers, Las Vegas City Council asked?

Lauren Rozyla: “Do you feel this process has been transparent?”

Bob Beers: “Ummm, no.”

Double shooting near Vegas and Decatur

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a fatal shooting near Vegas Drive and Decatur Boulevard that left one man dead and another critically wounded.

The shooting occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. at an apartment complex. Police say a group of people gathered, a fight broke out and gunfire was exchanged.

Police have most of the complex blocked off as they investigate. 

One man died at the scene, the other was transported to University Medical Center.

Police have taken no one into custody.

Police: Employee punched during Palace Station robbery

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas aren't saying yet if anything was taken in a reported grab-and-run robbery during the weekend at the Palace Station casino-hotel.

Officer Laura Meltzer says robbery detectives are looking for a man who punched an employee trying to stop him behind a counter in a restricted area minutes before 10 p.m. Sunday.

Meltzer said the area wasn't a cashier's cage.

Police were reviewing security video after the suspect fled on foot from the casino-hotel off Sahara Avenue near Interstate 15.

Meltzer says he's described as being in his 20s, wearing dark clothing.

Police also are investigating whether a getaway vehicle was involved.

The casino, with about 1,000 rooms, is one of several owned and operated by Station Casinos that caters to local gamblers.