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Wanted Suspect Arrested After Barricaded in Apartment

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police closed Boulder Highway in both directions between Sandhill and Desert Inn Roads as they dealt with a standoff involving a robbery suspect.

Police say the wanted suspect was barricaded in an apartment in a complex on Sandhill Road. The incident started around 8:30 a.m. 

Police say the suspect has a criminal record and is wanted in connection with a store robbery that happened Tuesday night. The suspect was able to elude police that night.

Apartments were evacuated and traffic was being diverted from the area.

After about two hours, the suspect gave himself up and he was taken into custody.

Four People Injured in Accident Near Boulder and Harmon

LAS VEGAS -- Four people, including two juveniles, suffered serious to critical injuries from an accident near Boulder Highway and Harmon Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened shortly after 2:30 p.m. Police say a Ford station wagon rear-ended a Ford F-550 that was stopped at a traffic light on Boulder Highway. The impact caused severe damage to the station wagon and moderate damage to the F-550.

The crash hospitalized the station wagon's four passengers - a 54-year-old male, 29-year-old female, 4-year-old male and 7-year-old female. The man and girl suffered critical injuries, while the woman and boy suffered serious injuries.

The male occupants of the F-550 sustained minor injuries.

Sandoval Addresses National Hispanic Group

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is addressing a national Hispanic group in Las Vegas as Republicans try to court Latino voters. Sandoval is slated to give the keynote address at a small business conference held by the Hispanic Leadership Network at the Renaissance Hotel Wednesday night.

The conservative group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is holding meetings in battleground states with sizable Hispanic populations ahead of the November elections. Sandoval is expected to discuss Nevada's struggling economy during the conference. The state has the highest unemployment rate in the nation.

Republican Congressman Joe Heck is also expected to speak at the conference.Sandoval is Nevada's first Hispanic governor, but he doesn't speak Spanish and he didn't win a majority of the Latino vote when he was elected in 2010.

First Tuesday Focuses on Stopping Sexual Predators

First Tuesday Focuses on Stopping Sexual Predators


Parents will get a chance to learn how to protect their children from sexual predators at Tuesday night’s First Tuesday meeting.

Metro Police holds an open-house meeting on the First Tuesday of every month at all of its area command centers around the city. This Tuesday’s topic is preventing child sexual assault. The topic was chosen because April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Detectives from Metro Police’s Sexual Assault Unit will visit the command centers to talk to parents about the dangers of social media and the preventative measures parents can use to protect their kids.

Following the presentation, people can ask questions about and bring up specific issues about their neighborhood with the police. The event starts at 7 p.m.

Area Command Centers:

Bolden Area Command: 1851 Stella Lake (off Martin Luther King just north of Vegas Drive)

Accident Involving School Bus

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are investigating an hit-and-run accident involving a Clark County School District school bus and a vehicle.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m. near Lamb Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. Police say there are no injuries.

Police Arrested Wanted Suspect After Standoff

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police took a wanted suspect into custody following a Wednesday morning standoff that caused some residents to be evacuated from their apartments.

Police say the suspect barricaded himself in the residence around 7 a.m. after police responded to a domestic call. There was also a woman and children in the apartment. The incident took place on the 4500 block of Karen Avenue near Mountain Vista Street. 

The SWAT unit was called to the scene and negotiators did talk with the suspect and get him to leave the apartment. The man was wanted for a probation violation.


Metro Police Investigating Morning Fatal Shooting

LAS VEGAS - In the shadow of the gated and guarded Las Vegas Country Club, there is Lynnwood Street, which was the scene of a shooting Monday.

A spray of gunfire, one shot after another, echoed throughout the neighborhood near Sahara Avenue and Joe W. Brown Drive.

"It went boom, boom, boom, boom, boom," neighbor Sandy said.

"Real fast, right in a row," added neighbor Maxine Harris. "They sounded loud."

"I was watching TV," said neighbor Gary Sonoda. "(I heard) twelve shots, but it's a normal function in this neighborhood."

This time, that familiar sound of gunfire at around 7:45 a.m. proved deadly. It was a horrific act that hits close to home for a relative of the victim. She asked to remain anonymous for this story.