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Shooting Suspect in Double Murder Dies

LAS VEGAS -- The shooting suspect in a double murder has died. Police say the suspect turned the gun on himself after shooting two other people late Sunday.

The shooting happened in a gated community about 8 p.m. on Warrenville Street. That's near West Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way.

8 News Now has learned that a mother and her daughter were killed.

 

CCSD Teacher Disciplined for Denying Holocaust

LAS VEGAS -- Northwest Career and Technical Academy physical education teacher Lori Sublette was sent home Friday morning with pay after media reports surfaced alleging she denied the Holocaust in front of her class.

The denial conversation surfaced before the Thanksgiving break when Sublette allegedly told students the Holocaust was exaggerated and history books did not have the correct information about the mass genocide of more than six million people.

The Clark County School District learned about what students said they heard after the holiday. "There was something said," academic manager Kelly Bucherie said.

Bucherie said Sublette had been teaching students while the investigation was underway, but only chose to send her home because of the level of concern the allegations would cause. "It would be for everybody's best interest," she said.

Northwest Neighborhood Evacuated After Explosives Scare

A northwest Las Vegas neighborhood is back to normal after being evacuated late Monday evening.

Residents were removed from about 20 homes near Gowan and Hualapai after police received information that there might be explosive materials in one of the homes. Metro tells 8 News Now that they did find items of concern, but nothing that would have caused any threat to the community.

Police are still searching for the suspect.

 

 

Police say Man Admitted to Murder

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Wednesday night's shooting near State Route 157 and US 95.

Police say Rene Zambadajimenez was riding in Ulises Mendez-Rodriguez's car and asked him to pull over. After pulling over, detectives say, Zambadajimenez shot Mendez-Rodriguez several times and left him on the side of the road and then sped away in the vehicle.

The victim flagged down another vehicle but ended up dying at UMC. Police say zambadajimenez's admitted to killing Mendez-Rodriguez. He is now being charged with murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon.

Woman Found Dead After House Fire Identified

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- The woman whose body was discovered after a fire at a luxury home in Summerlin has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the woman as 28-year-old Karen Michelle Heely from Conway, South Carolina. Her cause of death has yet to be released.

The house went up in flames Sunday night in the Ridges neighborhood in Summerlin. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

Unanswered Questions in Summerlin Fatal Fire

Firefighters and police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a blazing home in northwest Las Vegas.

Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison said Tuesday there are a lot of unanswered questions about how the woman died and how the fire started late Sunday. Flames gutted the million-dollar home on Panorama Crest Avenue in the Ridges.

Las Vegas police homicide investigators are involved, and the county coroner hasn't identified the woman or determined a cause of death.

Allison says it appeared she was a visitor at the house. He says the homeowner was sitting in a car up the street with another person when firefighters arrived a little after 9 p.m.

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Summerlin House Fire Claims Woman's Life

One person is dead following a house fire Sunday night in Summerlin in the Ridges neighborhood.

The fire in the single level home started shortly after 9 p.m. in a home on Panorama Crest Ave, which is near the 215 and Desert Inn. Fire crews battled the blaze for nearly two hours.

Fire officials confirm that at least one adult female died as a result of this fire.