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Man shot, killed at apartment complex identified

LAS VEGAS -- The man killed in a Wednesday night shooting has been identified as Carlos Antonio Bugarin, 31, of Las Vegas by the Clark County Coroners office.

Bugarin was killed in a shooting around 9:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of N. Rainbow Boulevard.

Police responded to the Paradiso Apartment complex as receiving calls about multiple shots being fired.

Officers said when they arrived, they found a man lying face down in the bushes. 

Metro Police have not made an arrest in they case.

This is the 32nd homicide this year in Metro's jurisdiction.

Meyers' daughter speaks, blames self for mother's death

LAS VEGAS -- The family of Tammy Meyers, a northwest valley mother who was gunned down earlier this year, spoke exclusively to the 8 News NOW I-Team about why the mother of four was out giving her daughter a driving lesson after 10 p.m. that night.

In February, Meyers got into a late night traffic altercation while driving with her teenage daughter.  Meyers went home and got her adult son before going back out to search for the driver

County closes access to Lone Mountain without warning

LAS VEGAS -- There was a northwest valley mystery Monday that had many residents near Alexander Road and I-215 wondering who put up a fence to block and cut public access to Lone Mountain.

"People come out here. There are a lot of hikers. I see boot camp people and kids. A lot of people hike up the mountain around sunset,” said Sarah Bivens, resident.

The six-foot high chain link fence was placed at access points to the mountain over the weekend. The fence was put up by the county as part of a multi-year 10 phase project to enhance the park.

Heavy machines will carve out a two-mile walking path around the base of the mountain.

“With the heavy equipment and with the dirt being moved, just the liability and the public safety issue caused us to cordon off the whole area,” said Commissioner Larry Brown, Clark County.

Commissioner Brown admitted they didn't tell residents they were temporarily closing the area.

Boy, 11, arrested after gun goes off in classroom

Ruthe Deskin Elementary School is located at 4550 N. Pioneer Way.

 LAS VEGAS -- An 11-year-old boy at Ruthe Deskin Elementary School was arrested after a gun in his backpack accidentally went off in a classroom Wednesday, Clark County School District Police said.

The .45-caliber, which police say was stolen, was in the boy's backpack and went off around 3:20 p.m. hitting a desk. The shooting occurred before  school was dismissed and there were students in the classroom, school police said at a Thursday news conference.

No one was injured, but one parent whose child was in the classroom says the district should have acted faster to notify parents of what happened.

Rick Heilman couldn't believe the news his daughter shared with him Wednesday afternoon.

"She says, 'dad, there was a gunshot at school today,'" Heilman said. "I had to ask her twice, what?"

The gun went off in the girl's classroom.



Boy, 4, drowns in swimming pool at northwest home

LAS VEGAS --  The 4-year-old boy who drowned in a backyard swimming pool Tuesday night has been identified as Abel Samuel Henry of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County Coroners office.

Officers said the boy was found shortly before 7:30 p.m. at the bottom of a pool in the 7600 block of Lethbridge Avenue near Floyd Lamb Park.

Details leading up to the fatal drowning weren't released. Metro said medical personnel took the child to Centennial Hills Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Abuse and neglect detectives are investigating the drowning.

2 dead in head-on crash on U.S. 95 identified

Credit: NHP

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's office has identified the two people killed  in a crash on U.S. 95 near Indian Springs late Sunday afternoon.

David Beckstrand, 40, of Las Vegas or Michael Phillip Johannsen, 29, of  North Las Vegas were killed in the crash that happened around 4:15 p.m. near mile marker 91 in the southbound lanes of U.S 95 north of Las Vegas. 

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue said it was a head-on crash involving three cars and a semi-truck. 

Nevada Highway Patrol had received calls of a man, later identified as Beckstrand, driving recklessly in a SUV. According to witness, Beckstrand was driving his Suburban the wrong way when he crashed into a Camero driven by Johannsen, a Creech Air Force Base airman.

One person was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A Creech Air Force Base rescue crew was also sent to the scene to assist emergency officials.

Metro investigates shooting of teen near Tenaya, Alexander

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a teen was shot early Sunday morning near N. Tenaya Way and W. Alexander Road.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of N. Glenfield Circle.

The victim, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the arm, and the torso, police said. He was taken to the hospital where he had to have surgery.

His condition is said to be critical, according to Metro Police.

Investigators said they don't have any suspects or a motive to release at this time.

Metro's violent crimes division is investigating.