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Metro Officers Identified from Pirates Cove Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- The officers involved in the June 27 shooting which occurred in the 7100 block of Pirates Cove Road have been identified as Sergeant Roderick Hun and Officer Jay James.

Sergeant Hunt is 48-years-old and has been with the LVMPD since 1989. He is currently assigned to the LVMPD Emergency Operations Bureau, SWAT section.

Officer James is 40-years-old and has been with the LVMPD since 2000. He is also assigned to the LVMPD Emergency Operations Bureau, Swat section.

Both Hunt and James have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the review of this event.


Crews Responding to Fires on Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS -- The Bureau of Land Management says fire crews are dealing with two small fires in the Mt. Charleston area.

The fires are about an acre each in upper elevation areas near State Route 157 and U.S. 95 off Harris Springs Road.

The BLM says they were started by dry lightning around 3:45 Saturday afternoon.

About 30 to 50 firefighters with the BLM and the U.S. Forestry Service are responding.

No structures are being threatened, and city or county crews have not yet been called in.

Athletes Try to Toughen Out the Heat

LAS VEGAS -- Organizers cut a tournament short last weekend after a player and umpire needed to be treated for heat-related illness.

Teams of young athletes were out in the heat Sunday competing for a chance to play in a national championship.

Some of the softball players at the Premier Girls Fast Pitch Tournament played five games Saturday and returned Sunday for three more.

Maddie Smith lost track of how many bottles of water she drank.

"I mean we have to wear shin guards and a chest protector and a helmet, and we're constantly in the game," said Smith, who's the catcher for the OC Lionettes. "So, it's a little bit hot."

Smith has been playing softball for as long as she can remember, but she can't recall a tournament more grueling than this one.

Man Arrested After Child Porn Search Warrant Served

Patrick Malone

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police identified the man involved in a shooting with officers Thursday as Patrick Malone, 31.

SWAT officers had served a search warrant of Malone's home in the 7100 block of Pirates Cove and were inside the house when they came across a closed bedroom door. When they opened the door, Malone was pointing a handgun at them. Officers fired at Malone, and he dropped the gun, according to police.

No one was hit or injured in the shooting.

Police had served the warrant as part of an investigation conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children detail for possession and distribution of child pornography.

Malone is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on two counts of assault on protected person with a deadly weapon and a count of resisting a public officer with a deadly weapon.

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Sky Pointe Work Requires Additional Time

Continuing work along Sky Pointe Drive will necessitate additional closure time for part of the roadway.

Sky Pointe Drive now will be closed from Private Drive to New Leaf Avenue through  July 11. The two additional days are needed to complete paving.

In addition to widening a portion of Sky Pointe, the project will include storm drain improvements, new lighting, sidewalks, landscaping and aesthetics.

Northbound traffic on Sky Pointe will detour to Cimarron, then to Sunny Springs. Southbound traffic on Tule Springs will detour to Sunny Springs, then to Cimarron.

Metro Police Investigating Shooting Involving Officer

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating a shooting involving a police officer.

According to a police spokesman, the officer was serving a search warrant in 7100 block of Pirates Cove near Tenaya Way and Westcliff Drive around 10 a.m. Thursday.

The SWAT team was called when the person involved would not come out. The team went into the apartment. According to police, the suspect had a firearm and two officers fired shots.

Police are not saying whether the suspect also fired a gun. No one was hurt and the suspect was arrested.

Power Outage Near Cheyenne and Rancho

LAS VEGAS - NV Energy is trying to restore power to customers in the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Rancho Drive.

An NV Energy spokesman says a car struck a power pole at approximately 1:30 a.m. The accident knocked out power for 900 customers. A few dozen customers are still without power.