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Grand jury indicts man for deadly shooting 4 people

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury has indicted a man on numerous charges after a shooting that left one man dead and three other people injured.

Kareem David Wilkes is facing 14 charges including murder, attempted murder, battery, burglary and establishing a forgery lab. Wilkes is accused of shooting and killing Michael McCarthy on June 20 at a home near Sahara Avenue and Mojave Road.

Wilkes accused McCarthy of stealing his wallet. During the confrontation, Wilkes also shot two women in the home. A fourth person, a neighbor, was injured when a bullet passed through a wall and hit her.

Police said they found a forgery lab in Wilkes home.

Wilkes next court date is Oct. 29.

 

 

 

Las Vegas man indicted in May murder

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County grand jury indicted Randolph McGuire on charges of murder with use of a deadly weapon in the May 21 shooting death of Tyshon Bowman outside an apartment complex near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.

McGuire allegedly was waiting for Bowman when the victim showed up with his girlfriend, and shot Bowman in the head following a verbal altercation. Held without bail in the Clark County Detention Center, McGuire is due in court Oct. 28.

He is also charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

Concert ticket scam caught on camera

LAS VEGAS -- Headliners from around the world stop in Las Vegas, and many times, those concert tickets don't come cheap.

One man thought he would save a few bucks when he found a deal on Craiglist for two Bruno Mars tickets, but he found out the tickets he bought were fakes.

However, he recorded the whole transaction and hopes it will help police nab the scammer.

The tickets looked so real the victim is concerned others could get scammed.

Greg was visiting from Los Angeles and thought he got the deal of the year. The tickets were $1,100 for two. He thought he was buying from a Las Vegas mom.

"She gave me a great story that these were her daughter's tickets and her daughter had gotten in trouble, so she was selling them," Greg said.

The tickets came from Craigslist, a website known to have scammers, but Greg felt these tickets looked and felt legitimate enough to pay for.

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

Police looking for Telephone Robber after 4 more heists

A man Metro Police have dubbed the Mr. Telephone Robber has committed four more robberies.

Police started calling him that because he targets wireless phone businesses. Police say on Oct. 10, he hit a store near Pecos Road and Washington Avenue. The next day he hit three more stores all on the eastern side of the Las Vegas valley.

In all the crimes, he displays a gun in his waistband and demands money from the clerk, police said. After getting the money, he leaves the store.

The man is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 5 foot 11 and 220 and 260 pounds with black hair, a mustache, brown eyes and a Mexican eagle tattoo on his upper left arm.

During the last robbery, he was wearing a blue baseball cap, dark sunglasses, a short-sleeve, gray T-shirt and dark jeans.

Overnight fire damages home

Overnight fire damages home

An overnight fire damaged a home near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road Tuesday.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, dispatchers received word about the fire at around 2:30 a.m. Neighbors called to report that the house was on fire.

When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home, which was vacant.

Crews worked to put out the fire from outside and inside the home. Firefighters cut ventilating holes in the roof, because the fire was mostly in the attic.

It took crews about 20 minutes to get the fire under control. It caused about $75,000 in damage to the roof and attic.

Fire investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire. 

2 officers hurt in crash while transporting inmate

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say two police officers driving an inmate to jail were seriously injured in a crash at a Las Vegas intersection.

Police say the crash happened about 4 p.m. Sunday on Charleston Boulevard at Arlington Street, after a Toyota RAV4 apparently made a left turn in front of the police cruiser.

Investigators say the officers' Crown Victoria hit the front passenger side of the SUV before running into a block wall.

The two officers and the driver of the RAV4 were taken to University Medical Center, but were released later in the evening.

The inmate suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment at the scene. He was taken to the Clark County Detention Center in another police vehicle.

Police seek man who robbed store

Police seek man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a business near Flamingo Road and Maryland Parkway.

According to police, the man walked into the store at around 3 p.m. Oct. 9 and used a handgun to get money from the clerk behind the counter.

The man police are looking for is a black man between 18 and 23 years old. He is 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 8 and 140 and 155 pounds.

He was wearing a red stocking cap, white T-shirt and khaki pants. He had a black backpack with white designs.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers (702) 385-5555.