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Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro looking for man who robbed store

Metro Police are looking for a man who robbed a store near Desert Inn Road and Durango Drive.

According to police, the man walked into the business at around 2:30 p.m. Sept. 30. He kicked the employee in the chest, grabbed some merchandise and ran from the business, police said.

The man is described as a Hispanic man about 26 years old. He is between 5 foot 8 and 6 foot with a heavy build. He was wearing a red T-shirt and purple shorts.

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

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18-year-old killed in crash near Fort Apache ID'd

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroners Office said Sunday that Rajaunay Lasherie Davis is the 18-year-old woman who was killed in a crash near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue Wednesday night.

Metro Police said Davis was one of the passengers in the 2004 Chevy Aveo that was headed southbound on Fort Apache Road around 11:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the car, left the roadway and hit the curb before crashing into a drain access, a street light and a tree.

Davis died at the scene, while another person, identified by police as 20-year-old Anna Karac, was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.

The Clark County Coroner's office hasn't said what the exact cause of Davis' death was.  

This was the 61st traffic related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2014. 

'Making Strides Against Breast Cancer' draws 15,000

LAS VEGAS -- More than 15,000 people from around the valley got up early Sunday morning to take “strides” for a good cause. Participants did this at the 15th annual Las Vegas “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk.

There were two main goals for the annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society: Raise awareness about breast cancer and raise money to fight the disease.

Breast cancer survivor for eight years now, Lula Sturdivant, laced up her sneakers for the event.

"It means a lot to me. I hope every year it keeps growing and growing. I would love to see triple the amount of people. This is just awesome! It's amazing,” said Sturdivant.

Organizers of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer said the 3 mile walk has grown significantly since it started in Nevada in 1999, and it brought out people far and wide.

Coroner ID's person killed in crash at U.S. 95, Summerlin Pkwy.

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office said Anthony Christopher Gonzalez was the person killed in a motorcycle crash at U.S. 95 and Summerlin Parkway.

The crash happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. Friday. Nevada Highway Patrol said the 22-year-old was riding his motorcycle at a high rate of speed northbound on U.S. 95 toward the HOV flyover lane on to Summerlin Parkway.

The motorcycle hit a wall throwing the rider onto the southbound lane of U.S. 95, according to NHP. Troopers said Gonzalez died at the scene.

The coroner's office said the 22-year-old died from blunt force trauma.

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Coroner IDs woman dead in apparent getaway car

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified an 18-year-old woman killed when an apparent getaway vehicle slammed into a light pole and a tree in Las Vegas.

Clark County coroner's officials say Rajaunay Lasherie Davis of North Las Vegas was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash, which happened about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Fort Apache Road, near Sahara Avenue.

A 20-year-old Las Vegas woman who was also in the car was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Police say the Chevy Aveo was reportedly involved in the burglary of a nearby convenience store.

The male driver and a male passenger in the car fled the scene on foot after the car went off the road. It was unclear if they were injured.


1 dead, 1 hurt in Wednesday night crash

LAS VEGAS - An 18-year-old woman is dead and a 20-year-old woman was hurt in an accident near Fort Apache Road and Sahara Avenue Wednesday night.

According to police, the women were passengers in a car that was headed southbound on Ft. Apache Road at around 11:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the car, left the roadway, hit the curb and crashed into a drain access, a street light and a tree.

Metro Police say the car was driving erratically before the crash.

The victim died at the scene of the accident. Another person, identified by police as 20-year-old Anna Karac, was taken to University Medical Center with moderate injuries. Two men who were in the car, including the driver, ran from the scene.

Second suspect arrested in home invasion

Second suspect arrested in home invasion

Metro Police arrested a second suspect in a deadly home invasion last month.

Police arrested 28-year-old Robert Figueroa on charges of murder with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.

According to police, Figuero and Jorge Mendoza broke into a home near Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way on Sept. 21.  Two people were inside at the time and one of the residents was armed.

The resident shot back at Mendoza and Figueroa, police said. The resident, Monty Gibson, was shot and killed. Both Mendoza and Figueroa were injured.

A blood trail led police to Mendoza shortly after the home invasion. He was arrested that night.

Witnesses told police that Figueroa was involved and had been shot in the face and torso during the home invasion.

Police tracked him down Monday on an outstanding warrant from Henderson. During an interview with police, Figueroa told them he was driving to the house to buy marijuana.