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Man Arrested in Downtown Murder Case

Dustin Bleak

LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas man is facing several charges in the shooting death of a man whose body was found on Fremont Street in a parking lot last Friday.

Metro's Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 25-year-old Dustin Bleak on Monday. Police said the victim, Dale Allen Borero, 40, was confronted by two suspects which resulted in an exchange of gunfire. Borero was hit in the stomach and died at the hospital.

Police said the suspects left the scene in a baby blue Cadillac with a white top. Police are still looking for the second suspect.

 

Health Groups Promote Child Immunizations

Health Groups Promote Child Immunizations

 

Several local health organizations are hoping to get as many children immunized as they can during Nevada Infant Immunization Week, which started April 20.

The Southern Nevada Immunization and Health Coalition, and its health partners, will be sponsoring a vaccine clinic Tuesday at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

The clinic is open to children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children program.

Sponsors hope to highlight the importance of fully immunizing children against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before the age of 2.

For more information about the clinic, go to snicnv.org.  

New Playground Built in One Day

New Playground Built in One Day

 

There is a new playground up and ready for children to enjoy, after just one day of work.

More than 250 volunteers from DirecTV, the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada and nonprofit playground provider KaBOOM worked to build the playground Monday at the Down Syndrome Organization headquarters near Vegas Drive and Michael Way.

The new area will provide a safe place for children with Down Syndrome and their siblings to play. It will also be important in the center's therapeutic efforts.

"The purpose of this all is for our children with Down Syndrome and their families to have fun, and we are also going to implement the playground into our developmental and physical therapy programs," a director at the Down Syndrome Organization Deann Cline said.

The new playground is based on drawings submitted by children during a design day in February. 

Police Search for Murder Suspects

LAS VEGAS - Police are searching for three people suspected of killing a man near Charleston Boulevard and Fremont Street.

Police responded Friday night to reports of shots fired in the area. When they arrived, they discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to University Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Police say the man was approached by two suspects prior to being shot. The suspects fled in a mid to late 1980's, baby blue, Cadillac four-door sedan with a white top, tinted windows and a Nevada license plate. The vehicle was driven by a third suspect.

Two of the suspects are described as black male adults. A third suspect is described as a black male adult, 5'9" to 5'10", 170 to 180 pounds who wore a dark jacket and pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

Police Searching for Suspect in 2 Bank Robberies

Police Searching for Suspect in 2 Bank Robberies

 

Metro Police are searching for a suspect in two different bank robberies.

The first robbery happened Monday at a bank near Nellis Boulevard and Harris Avenue. The second robbery happened Thursday at a bank near Decatur Boulevard and Oakey Boulevard.

Detectives from the Las Vegas Safe Streets Task Force - Robbery Section are asking for help from the public to track down the suspect 36-year-old Brian Reynolds.

Reynolds has several tattoos on his face. However, police say he does cover them up.

Anyone with information about the robberies are asked to call Detective Honea at (702) 574-8290 or Special Agent Schlumpf at (702) 303-9814, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. 

SPECIAL REPORT: Arturo Martinez: One Year Later

Arturo Martinez speaks with 8 News NOW anchor Dave Courvoisier.

LAS VEGAS -- A year ago this week, the world of Arturo Martinez was in chaos. His wife and daughter had been raped and killed and he was near death.

Metro Police say Bryan Clay broke into the family's home and attacked Arturo, his wife and their 10-year-old daughter. Clay did not know the family. He told police he had been drinking and taking drugs prior to the attacks.

Two young boys in the home were not hurt, but woke up to the gruesome scene on April 15, 2012. The boys did not know what to do. It would be more than 24 hours later before authorities would find out about the brutal attacks. The 9-year-old child went to school and told officials there was blood all over the home and his father had "two holes in his head."

Martinez has spent the past year rebuilding his life with his two sons and undergoing medical procedures and therapy.

Local Authorities Prepare for Life and Death Situations

LAS VEGAS - Local authorities need to always be prepared for incidents such as the plant explosion in Texas or bombings in Boston. Thursday morning, police held training exercises to prepare for when disaster strikes.

Police turned the Las Vegas Premium Outlets Mall near Grand Central Parkway and Charleston Boulevard into a training ground late Wednesday night. The exercise ran through early Thursday morning.

The simulation involved an attack in which armed gunmen took over the shopping center with innocent people still inside.

Law enforcement and emergency agencies - including Metro Police, Nevada Highway Patrol and local fire departments - had to respond, catch the suspects and safely bring out the innocent victims.

Officials say the realistic portrayal of a life and death situation helps prepare first responders for the real thing.