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Police Sent Letters to Possible Costco Shooting Witnesses

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police detectives are reaching out to shoppers of the Summerlin Costco where 38-year-old Erik Scott was shot and killed by police. Letters have been sent to more than 100 shoppers who may have witnessed the officer involved shooting.

Metro says Scott pointed a pistol at police outside the store and eyewitnesses backed up that story up. But soon, other shoppers came forward with a different version of events, saying Scott was no threat at all.

Police have mailed or faxed more than 100 letters to shoppers whose membership cards were scanned at the Costco on July 10, around the time of the incident.

Scott was shot seven times by three officers.

The letter from Metro's homicide unit urges the customers to cooperate in the investigation if they witnessed anything important before, during, or after the deadly shooting.

Elderly Woman in Critical Condition After Violent Robbery

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are looking for a suspect accused of beating and robbing a 95-year-old woman in broad daylight. 

Police say on the morning of July 26, officers were called to a shopping center near Desert Inn and Decatur to investigate a robbery. When officers arrived, they found an elderly woman laying in the parking lot with serious injuries.

Investigators say the victim was walking through the parking lot when a female suspect tried to steal her purse. Police say the victim held on to the purse and was forced down to the pavement.

Officers say the suspect fled in a dark blue sub-compact vehicle. The suspect is described as a white female adult, approximately 20 to 24-years-old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 120 to 140 pounds. Police say the driver of the getaway car is also a white female adult, possibly with long brown hair.

Cyclists Unite After Man Killed by Alleged DUI Driver

LAS VEGAS -- A candlelight vigil will he held in memory of a 27-year-old man who died while bicycling on a city street. Francisco De Jesus was riding his bike on Rampart near Sun City Summerlin Tuesday when his bicycle was struck by a vehicle. Minutes later, Metro arrested a driver for DUI.

De Jesus was a nurse at Desert Springs Hospital, according to his fiance Contessa. Too upset to talk, she sat down and showed us pictures of Francisco.

His family and friends describe him as having a bright future with everything going for him.

The spray-painted crime scene markers show where De Jesus was hit. Metro arrested driver Feliciano Gonzales for DUI. Witnesses say Gonzales tried to hide out in the parking lot of a nearby bar after the crash.

Now fellow bicyclists walk that stretch of road with a growing fear.

Charges Recommended Against Two Metro Officers

LAS VEGAS -- Two Las Vegas police officers could face charges in a high speed chase that cost a man his life.

On May 19, Metro Police Officers Andrew Ubbens and Aron Carpenter were chasing Ivan Carrillo, a man believed to be driving under the influence. The officers began the chase with their police lights and sirens on. According to documents, the officers' sergeant told them to stop the pursuit, but the officers continued without their lights and sirens.

According to the arrest warrants, Ubbens announced he was going to perform what's called a PIT maneuver to stop Carrillo's car. During a PIT maneuver, officers use their own vehicles to stop a suspect vehicle.

Read the warrant for Officers Carpenter and Ubbens

Police Radio Recordings Reveal Chaos of Costco Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- We are now getting our first listen to what police officers encountered in July's shooting outside a Summerlin Costco. Three officers shot Eric Scott seven times after they say he pulled out a concealed handgun.

Las Vegas police's radio traffic from that day reveal what officers heard minutes before they fatally shot Eric Scott outside the front entrance to Costco.

Over the radio, you can hear the officer make the shot's fired call and then ask for medical units. The officer then says, "He pulled a 413 and pointed it at my direction." That "413" the officer refers to is police code for a firearm.

Listen to Metro's radio traffic from the Costco shooting (Starts at 6:53)

Inquest into Costco Shooting Postponed

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner says they have postponed the inquest into an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco.

Erik Scott was killed by Las Vegas police as he left the Costco on July 10. The inquest was originally scheduled for September 3, but has been postponed indefinitely.

The decision to postpone the inquest was made after the Clark County District Attorney's Office requested more time to gather information about the case. Postponing an inquest is rare, but not unheard of.

According to District Attorney David Roger, his office asked for the delay for several reasons. Roger says his office has not received the reports and witness statements from Metro Police. Once the DA's office gets that information, attorney's will need to time to review it. He says there could be 100 to 200 witnesses.

Man Dead After Shooting at Restaurant

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a shooting at a Mexican restaurant near Decatur and Lake Mead.

Police say at about 3:15 p.m., a man was shot in the parking lot of the El Puerto Mexican Restaurant. There are no suspects in custody at this time.

The man was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

8 News NOW will have more details when they become available.