Our network

Metro investigates shots fired in Winchester neighborhood

LAS VEGAS -- Officers responded Friday night to reports of a possible shooting near E. Karen Avenue an S. Eastern Avenue, police said.  

Metro Police said it received multiple calls about shots fired in the 2500 block of Karen Avenue shortly before 10 p.m.  

Officers were searching late into Friday night looking for a victim.  No word on if one was ever found.

Metro said it believes the incident was gang related.  

School assembly has big twist in form of soldier's return

LAS VEGAS -- Call it a school assembly with a big twist -- because that's exactly what one student and teacher at Iverson Elementary received Thursday.

It all started with a visit from a big red bird in celebration of the students achieving and meeting their reading goals. However, underneath the fluffy red feathers there was an even bigger surprise.

Air Force Master Sergeant Adam D'Anthony had been serving in Afghanistan as a meteorologist for about seven months, but now he was home, and he wanted to surprise his family. What better way to do that than to dress as Red Robin? It took two months of preparation to carry out the sweet “covert” mission.

"I tend to come up with different surprises for my wife and kids, so this was just the next one,” D'Anthony said.

As D'Anthony's wife and other kindergarten teachers congratulated their students for being reading stars, she didn't have a clue she was about to get the surprise of her life.

Neighbors express safety concerns after triple shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Family and friends are remembering two victims of shooting that lost their lives Sunday afternoon.

The shooting happened near Maryland Parkway and Desert Inn Road and when it was over Lakeitha Thomas, 26, Legatha Ball, 28, and Michael Jerome Latimore Jr., 27, were all dead in the apparent murder-suicide.

Neighbors say this kind of violence is not uncommon for their neighborhood.

The triple shooting happened in broad daylight Sunday afternoon as children in the neighborhood played.

Initially, neighbors feared gang violence.

"I'm thinking they did a drive-by so I'm trying to stand back making sure no one comes through with the guns," said Chucky, a neighbor who doesn't want his last name used.

It turned out to be a domestic dispute that turned deadly, police say.

Neighbors say the two women were sisters and one of them was dating Latimore.













Metro shoots, kills dog after it attacks police K-9

LAS VEGAS — A Metro Police K-9 was attacked Friday morning while officers were investigating a stolen car.

Police say they were called around 7 a.m. to the 6400 block of Spanish Garden Court, near Stewart Avenue and Fogg Street, about a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived, two people took off from the car, which was reported stolen.

Metro said they were able to catch one of the suspects, but another took off and ran several blocks away to the south to the 100 block of Lailana Street, near Charleston Boulevard and Fogg Street. It was there that a dog attacked a police K-9.

Officers said they tried to get the dog off the K-9 but could not and shot the attacking dog. Both dogs were taken to the vet. The dog that was shot by police died.

The police K-9 is recovering. The other suspect was able to get away, police said.

1 person seriously hurt in duplex fire on Maryland Parkway

LAS VEGAS -- One person was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries Tuesday in a duplex fire at 326 S. Maryland Parkway, according to Las Vegas Fire and Rescue.

Fire officials said the fire started shortly before 2 p.m. and when firefighters arrived at the scene, they were met with heavy smoke and flames.

Firefighters were able to get a knock on the fire and put it out fairly quickly. While fighting the blaze, fire officials said they rescued someone who suffered smoke and burn injuries.

The adult was taken to University Medical Center. Their condition is critical, firefighters said.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue have not released the cause of the fire yet.  That information will come from fire officials a little later.

Las Vegas Mayor Goodman wins re-election

LAS VEGAS  --  Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman maintained a lead throughout the night and easily won the mayor's seat for a second term with 54 percent of the total vote.

"It's a wonderful night, for the future of our community. It's definitely a non-partisan move to go forward; we are not going to be in gridlock. It's all of us together, for our community, making it the best that it can be," Goodman said.

Precinct results started coming in shortly after 8 p.m. and by 9 p.m. Goodman already had 54 percent of the vote. Her main opponent, Las Vegas City Councilman Stavros Anthony was at 44 percent. All the precincts had reported by 9:45 p.m.  

Anthony called to concede the race just before 10 p.m.  He said he knew it would be tough going up against the Goodman name.


Man charged in fatal bus stop crash claims car cut him off

LAS VEGAS -- The man charged in a bus stop crash that killed a woman and her granddaughter claims he was forced onto the sidewalk after another car cut in front of him, according to his arrest report.

Leonardo Ruesga, 20, is accused of driving up onto the sidewalk near the bus stop on Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway on March 30 killing Maria Garcia, 58, her granddaughter, Alyssa Aisa, 6, and injuring an 18-month-old girl in a stroller.

Ruesga and his 15-year-old female passenger ditched the car in a nearby neighborhood and ran toward some apartments. A witness told police she had seen the two enter an apartment. Police discovered them hiding in an upstairs closet, the report said.

Following his arrest, Ruesga told police he was cut off by a black Honda which forced him to apply his brakes and lose control of the car.