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Metro Investigates Shooting on W. Owens

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting on W. Owens Avenue near J Street. Police say one person was shot in the back of the head with a small caliber gun around 9:30 a.m.

The victim was transported to University Medical Center in unknown condition. Police are looking for a suspect.

 

Teenage Boy Found Dead in Home

LAS VEGAS -- A teenage boy was found dead in a home on the 1900 block of Manhattan Drive Friday afternoon.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene shortly before 4:00 p.m. and conducted a preliminary investigation and it appears that 17-year-old Christopher Richard had suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.

This investigation remains on going. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Macy's Offering Shop for a Cause Saturday

Macy's Offering Shop for a Cause Saturday

Shoppers will get a chance for a good deal and help women in need in southern Nevada this Saturday.

Macy's is again partnering with Dress for Success Southern Nevada to offer people a shopping pass for the eighth annual Shop for a Cause.

The passes are $5 with 100 percent of the sales going to Dress for Success. The passes give shoppers exclusive deals on regular, sale and clearance priced items at Macy's stores.

The shopping passes can be purchase at Dress for Success, 3400 West Desert Inn Road, #25, or by calling (702) 684-6412.

Dress for Success offers women in need access to professional wardrobes, a support network and career training to get and keep a good job. 

Police Seek Suspect in Las Vegas Casino Face-slashing

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Las Vegas police say they're looking for a male suspect who was filmed slashing a man's face in a downtown casino.

Authorities released surveillance video of the attack, which happened a little after 9 p.m. July 26 near the Fremont Street corridor. Police didn't release the name of the casino.

The footage shows the suspect approaching a man at a slot machine before having a brief conversation and slashing him without warning.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male with a medium build and wearing dark clothing.

Police say nobody has been arrested yet in the case.

Driver Dies After Running Red Light in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a driver is dead after running a red light at a Las Vegas intersection.

Las Vegas police say a driver was traveling north on Arville Street in a 1997 Buick Park Avenue when he ran a red light a little after 9 p.m. Thursday.

He was struck by a 2002 Dodge Dakota that was heading east on Oakey Boulevard and both cars spun.

Police say the Buick driver was pronounced dead on the scene, while the 42-year-old man driving the Dodge was taken to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

The incident marks the 63rd traffic-related death this year in Las Vegas police jurisdiction.

Sexual Assault Suspect Wrote Apology Letter

LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of sexually assaulting a young girl wrote her an apology letter, Metro Police officials said.

Everardo Mata-Zuniga, 53, was arrested last week on two counts of sexual assault of a victim under 14 years old. The incidents allegedly occurred between 2010 and 2013. Mata-Zuniga has been working as an unlicensed food vendor near apartment complexes near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street.

According to Mata-Zuniga's arrest report, his letter asked for forgiveness from the girl and her family. It is unclear if the letter was given to the girl's family. Mata-Zuniga did tell police he showed the girl pornography, but denied sexually assaulting her, the report said.

Police are asking anyone with information concerning possible additional victims of Mata-Zuniga to contact Metro's Sexual Assault Section at 828-3421.

 

Metro Officer Involved in Two-Vehicle Crash

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police responded to a two-vehicle crash that involved a Metro officer on Coran Lane and North Rancho Drive shortly after 6 30p.m.

Investigators said the officer was transporting a grand larceny suspect to the local jail and was struck by another vehicle in the intersection of North Rancho Drive.

The officer and the other driver sustained no serious injuries and were treated on scene by medical personnel.

It is believed that failing to yield the right-of-way caused the crash according to Metro Police.