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I-Team sources: Man threatening employee at Downtown Summerlin prompts police response

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man who threatened to stab an employee at a Downtown Summerlin business prompted a large police response on Monday morning, sources told the 8 News Now I-Team.

The man stole an item from a store and then threatened an employee, sources said.

The suspected thief then hid in a parking garage, before being taken into custody.

Several stores were closed as a precaution, but business had returned to normal by Monday morning.

8 News Now was working to get more information, including the suspect's name... Read More

Vegas Golden Knights fire Coach DeBoer

UPDATE: In a press conference on Monday, Vegas Golden Knights general manager Kelly McCrimmon addressed the media, stating that the decision to release head coach Pete DeBoer was about the team's next season. No new coach was announced.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Golden Knights fired Coach Pete DeBoer on Monday. He was the franchise's second coach.

This was the first year the Golden Knights did not make the playoffs.

General Manager Kelly McCrimmon released the following statement:... Read More

Suspect in California church shooting from Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Orange County Sheriff's Office has identified the suspected shooter at a Laguna Woods church as 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chou, an Asian man, is being held on $1 million bail. He has been booked on one felony count of murder and five felony counts of attempted murder.

During a noon news conference, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said the shooting was a "politically motivated hate incident" because of a grievance Chou had against the Taiwanese community at large.

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes holds news conference. (KLAS)

Barnes said Chou had no connection to the church but drove to Orange County on Saturday.

"The suspect was able to secure the doors within the church with chains and tried to disable locks within the church with superglue. He started shooting inside the building and five people were wounded by gunshots and Mr. Cheng, as I mentioned, lost his life," Barnes said... Read More

VIDEO: Stunning 'Super Blood Moon' eclipse

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A special show took place in the sky Sunday night when the "Super Blood Moon" went into a total eclipse.

During the eclipse, the entire moon fell within the darkest part of Earth's shadow, causing the moon to take on a reddish hue... Read More

Buffalo shooter had mental health evaluation after threatening his high school last June

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white gunman accused of committing a racist massacre at a Buffalo supermarket made threating comments that brought police to his high school last spring, but he was never charged with a crime and had no further contact with law enforcement after his release from a hospital, officials said.

The revelation raised questions about whether his encounter with police and the mental health system was yet another missed opportunity to put a potential mass shooter under closer law enforcement scrutiny, get him help, or make sure he didn’t have access to deadly firearms.

Authorities said Sunday that they were investigating the attack on predominantly Black shoppers and workers at the Tops Friendly Market as a potential federal hate crime or act of domestic terrorism.

Payton Gendron, 18, traveled about 200 miles (320 kilometers) from his home in Conklin, New York, to Buffalo to commit the attack, police said... Read More

Parishioners subdue gunman in fatal California church attack

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif. (AP) — A man opened fire during a lunch reception at a Southern California church, killing one person and wounding five senior citizens before a pastor hit the gunman on the head with a chair and parishioners hog-tied him with electrical cords.

Jerry Chen had just stepped into the kitchen of his church's fellowship hall around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when he heard the gunshots.

Chen, 72, a longtime congregant at Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, peeked around the corner and saw church members screaming, running and ducking under tables.

“I knew someone was shooting," he said. “I was very, very scared. I ran out the kitchen door to call 9-1-1. ”

Officials said the shooting ended after the gunman killed one man and wounded five senior citizens before worshippers hog-tied his legs with an electrical cord until deputies arrived. Four of the five people wounded suffered critical gunshot injuries. ... Read More

Amber Heard expected to resume testimony in Depp libel trial

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard is expected to take the witness stand Monday for a third day of testimony in a libel suit filed against her by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

The high-profile trial is resuming after a one-week hiatus to accommodate a judicial conference. Jurors have already heard four weeks of testimony.

Heard has already spent two days on the witness stand and still has not been cross-examined by Depp's lawyers.

Heard told jurors she was physically and sexually abused on multiple occasions before and during her brief marriage to Depp, which lasted from 2015-16. Depp has already testified and denied he ever hit Heard.

Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court for libel over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the 2018 article even though it never mentioned his name... Read More