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New Jersey Fugitive Arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - The U.S. Marshals Service in Nevada arrested a New Jersey fugitive on Wednesday. Authorities say the man shot a disabled man in September.

Marshals located and arrested 20-year-old Daniel Markel near East Summerlin Parkway and North Buffalo Drive. Authorities say Markel approached the victim on September 3, 2009. The victim was sitting on his porch in Newark, New Jersey, when police say Markel shot the man in the back.

Markel is wanted in New Jersey for assault with a deadly weapon. Authorities booked Markel in the Clark County Detention Center. He is pending extradition to New Jersey.

"This was a very efficient arrest," District of Nevada U.S. Marshal Christopher Hoye said. "After developing information that the fugitive was in the valley, it only took three hours to locate and arrest him; once again showing the responsiveness and efficiency of the network of U.S. Marshals Service task forces across the country."

Police Release Photos of Home Invasion and Robbery Suspects

LAS VEGAS -- For months, a group of people terrorized homeowners in the all parts of the Las Vegas valley. Five people have been arrested so far for the string of home invasions and robberies.

David Hayes, Sarah Cowen, Abdul Shakir, Jovan Carter and Leonard Hunt have all been charged with various crimes surrounding the robberies.

On Wednesday night, two of the five suspects were caught at an apartment complex near the Orleans Casino. Police were watching the pair as they burglarized an apartment.

Police say the victims and the homes were randomly targeted.

"Open windows always present a challenge. No animals in the yard," said Metro Lt. Clint Nichols. "People were accosted in the driveway putting groceries in the house. It's those routine things we do everyday they took advantage of."

Metro Investigates Security Guard Killing

LAS VEGAS -- A security guard watching over the William Pearson Community Center was murdered late Sunday night. The man was shot in the face and Las Vegas police are looking for three men.

As parents bring their children in for Urban League preschool activities, they find out how the one guard watching over this place at night was shot and killed.

"I've been in Las Vegas since 1955. I've seen times change, but this is horrible, this is worse than change. It's ridiculous. It doesn't make any sense," said Walter Kinchen.

Witnesses say three men ran away from the community center after the shooting. No one got a good description on the suspects, only seen as three black men in their late teens or early 20's.

Noting the angle and location of the bullet holes, the shooting was at close range and around the side exit.

Police Arrest Home Invasion Suspects

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have arrested five suspects accused of breaking into several houses in northwest Las Vegas. Police say the suspects broke into homes, held people at gunpoint, and, in one case, shot a person. Residents in one valley neighborhood say they are relieved the suspects are no longer on the streets.

Northwest valley resident Bob Catalfano says he and his neighbors haven't felt secure in their homes lately. That is because robbers executed a string of home invasion robberies, many on the northwest side of the valley, in recent months. "We use to always feel safe, and now we don't feel safe anymore," he said. "To hear something like this in a local neighborhood was really very frightening."

"Everyone was pretty much on pins and needles, because (the criminals) were working this area up here," added Neighborhood Watch Block Captain Craig Wright.

Police ID Officer Involved in Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have identified the officer involved in a shooting early Sunday morning.

Police say Officer Jeremy Jacobitz opened fire on a man near Michael Way and Cheyenne.

Officer Jacobitz was responding to a possible shooting in the area. When he got to the scene, he saw a man shooting a handgun into the air. Police say the suspect then turned the weapon toward officers. Jacobitz fired one round, but missed the suspect.

The suspect was later taken into custody and charged with discharging of a firearm in a public place. Metro's homicide detectives are investigating.

Police Pursuit Ends with Accident

LAS VEGAS -- A police pursuit involving Metro has ended at Cimarron and Charleston with an accident.

Police say the suspect who was fleeing was slightly injured in the crash but there are no other reports of injuries. The intersection has been closed while police investigate.

The suspect was wanted on a parole violation.

Police Investigate Early Morning Officer Involved Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Police are trying to decide what charges, if any, will be filed against three men involved in a officer involved shooting early Sunday morning.

It happened near Michael Way and Cheyenne. Officers were responding to a report of shots fired. When they got to the area they saw three men walking away from the scene. Officers stopped the men and at least one of the men pulled out a gun and started shooting. The officer returned fire, but no one was hit.

All three men are in custody.