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Man shot, killed at northwest home

A man was shot and killed in a northwest valley neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, Metro Police said.

The incident happened just before 12:00 p.m. in the area of El Capitan Way and Iron Mountain Road.

According to officers, the man was shot by someone he knew as he entered the home.

There weren't any other details released.

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Neighbors concerned after Metro investigates deadly home invasion for nearly 17 hours

An accused intruder was killed in a home invasion late Monday night. It happened around 10:30 p.m. in the 8000 block of Hesperides Avenue near N. Cimmaron and W. Elkhorn roads.

On Tuesday, it took Metro Police nearly 17 hours to clear the scene.

Neighbors told 8 News NOW they heard screams and gunshots.

"I heard a lot of bangs," Matt Ciaglia, one neighbor said.

"Like a horror movie type of screaming," according to Angela, a neighbor.

They said there were a series of loud gunshots, around 10 to 15 while producing a smell similar to firecrackers.

The aftermath of the home invasion was one man was killed and two others were injured.

"My window is like 10 feet away from that door, so I looked for a second, and when he turned around, I shut the blinds because I didn't know if he had a gun or not," Ciaglia said... Read More

Metro investigates homicide in northwest Las Vegas

Metro Police investigated a homicide in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas valley Monday night.

According to Metro, the homicide occurred in the 8000 block of Hesperides Avenue near N. Cimmaron and W. Elkhorn roads.

Metro said it all started as a home invasion. The suspect is said to be the person who has died.

No word on what happened, but this is an active scene and residents should avoid the area.
8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene.

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4 arrested for allegedly robbing taxicab drivers

Metro Police arrested four people accused of robbing taxicab drivers in the south and northwestern parts of the valley.

According to Metro, on March 8, at approximately 2:40 p.m., patrol officers were called to the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue to investigate a report of a robbery to a taxicab driver. The victim told officers after he picked up several passengers near South Las Vegas Boulevard, he was instructed to drive to an apartment complex in the area of South Fort Apache Road and West Sunset Road.

Metro said when the taxicab driver dropped the suspects off at the complex located in the 9500 block of West Maule Avenue, they showed a gun and demanded the victim's money and property... Read More

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Person shot and killed in northwest valley, Metro says

Metro Police investigated a deadly shooting in the northwest late Tuesday night.

It happened at the Sky Pointe Landing Apartments off of U.S. 95 near Burnham and Capistrano around 10:45 p.m.

Police said they found a 30-year-old man shot in a parking stall. Witnesses said they heard an argument, a gunshot, more arguing, and then another gunshot.

Police are not sure if the incident was a robbery or an altercation, but are looking at surveillance video to gather more details.

Police are looking for a man in his 30's, wearing a black ball cap, black hoodie, and dark jeans.

This is the 24th homicide in Metro's Jurisdiction in 2017... Read More

Family of Alyssa Otremba still seeking justice after 5 years

The family of a 15-year-old Arbor View High School freshman who was raped and killed in 2011 is still seeking justice.

The case has been dragging on in the court system, but the Nevada Supreme Court just upheld a lower court decision to reject Javier Righetti's guilty plea and send the case to trial.

Righetti's plea did not include an admission that the killing was premeditated which basically voided the plea deal.

Righetti continues to sit in jail more than five years after police say he killed and then burned 15-year-old Alyssa Otremba's body just yards away from her parents' home.

The victim's family is grateful the trial can now proceed. They plan on fighting until justice is served.

"It is a victory and I think that it's important our case has set a lot of precedence," said Jennifer Craig Otremba, Alyssa's mother... Read More

WARNING: Scammers use NHP and names of charitable groups to seek donations

Scammers are preying on the kind hearts of Nevada residents, and they're using the Nevada Highway Patrol to do it.

NHP said it had received several complaints from citizens who said they were being solicited for donations on behalf of various police charitable originations.

NHP said the scam artists use a local phone number to conduct the con, and according to some callers, they were solicited from someone posing as a representative of the American Association of State Troopers, along with the Officer Down Charities for the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Nevada Highway Patrol itself.

When a person refuses to donate, NHP said witnesses told them the scammer would threaten unfair treatment from Troopers in the future.

"We want the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be sure to protect their personal information," NHP said... Read More