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Witnesses React to Officer Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- A domestic disturbance Sunday night a the Summerhill Pointe Apartments is the third officer involved shooting in eight days.

Police say one man shot another in the leg, and then pointed the gun at officers, forcing them to shoot.

"Everybody's a little on edge. They're all kind of freaked out about the shootings," said neighbor Wayne Pender.

Residents are still in shock from the shooting. Metro says around 3 p.m., family attempting to pick up grandchildren from the apartment called 911 to report the suspect, 27-year-old Dennis Lovelady had a gun on him.

Officers arrived, but since the gun was legally registered to Lovelady, they left. Pender says Lovelady seemed agitated earlier that day. The suspect described as a nuisance was sitting in his friend's car.

Police Investigate Third Officer Shooting in 8 Days

LAS VEGAS -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating another officer involved shooting.

Around 4:15 p.m., police responded to a domestic violence call involving a suspect with a deadly weapon at the Summerhill Pointe Apartments on Sahara near Fort Apache.

Police say a man, his wife, and her ex-husband got into a fight at an apartment and the husband shot the ex-husband in the leg.

Police say when they arrived, they found the husband and got into a confrontation with him. Two officers shot him multiple times. He was rushed to University Medical Center and sent to surgery. He is in critical condition.

This is the 18th officer involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year. There have been three in the past eight days.

Metro Releases Identities of Officers Involved in Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- The identities of the three Metro officers involved in a shooting last week are being released.

Metro says 39-year-old Sergeant James Carroll who has been with the force since 1989, 23-year-old Officer Coleman Oswald who has been with Metro for one year and 39-year-old Officer Stephen Ayres who has been with the force since 1998 were involved in the July 15th shooting.

Officers were called to the scene near Rainbow and Alexander after shots were fired at a passerby. The suspect, 27-year-old Jason Vanbuskirk was hit once and now faces attempted murder charges.

Man Found Shot in a Car

LAS VEGAS -- A man was found shot multiple times in a car at AM/PM on Bonanza and Martin Luther King. The victim has life threatening injuries.

Police say just before 6:00 a.m., the victim drove his shot up car to the gas station. The clerk noticed the man's injuries and called 911. He was taken to UMC with life-threatening injuries.

Police have no suspects in the case.

Police Have Not Viewed Costco Surveillance Tapes

LAS VEGAS -- Detectives investigating an officer involved shooting at a Summerlin Costco have still not viewed surveillance video of the incident.

Officers opened fire on Erik Scott on Saturday after Costco employees said he was destroying store merchandise and had a gun. Police say Scott pointed his gun at officers before they fired their weapons, but witness statements contradict information released by investigators. Scott was a West Point graduate with a valid concealed weapons permit.

Detectives hope to view surveillance video of the incident, but have sent it for forensic examination because of a technical issue with Costco's recording equipment. It's still unclear if the incident was even captured on video or if the equipment was working properly the day of the shooting.

Alleged Serial Sex Assault Suspect Arrested

LAS VEGAS -- A man accused of sexually assaulting women is behind bars, but police believe there may still be victims who haven't come forward.

Police have been looking for 27-year-old Antonio Farias for the last few weeks. Late Tuesday night, two patrol officers pulled over Farias for a traffic violation. He matched the physical description and sketch given to them by victims and his car had one specific item police were looking for -- a sticker of the Disney character Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Police say Farias has been on the hunt for women since May. Five victims said he approached them in his car while they were walking or sitting at a bus stop near Flamingo and Arville in the early morning hours.

The victims described him as polite -- he'd offer them a ride -- but once they were inside, he would drive away then assault them.

Eyewitnesses May be Unreliable in Costco Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- As the investigation continues into the Costco officer involved shooting that killed Erik Scott, a number of witness statements conflict with those reported by Las Vegas police.

Witness statements are valuable to police, but they also have drawbacks. A local defense attorney says in scenes like this, there's only one real eyewitness who will tell the real truth: cameras.

Before 39-year-old Scott was shot and killed by three officers Saturday afternoon, did he pull out a gun? Did officers give Scott enough time to comply before shooting? Metro says yes, but a number of witness statements are suggesting something else happened.

"I'm not surprised that there's a lot of varying accounts of what happened," said attorney Joel Mann.

Mann says in situations where emotions are high and adrenaline is running, our memories aren't the most reliable.