This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for May 8, 2017.
A man is dead after being hit by a blue Jeep on Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue late Tuesday evening. Nevada Highway Patrol says the victim died on scene and the driver of the Jeep is not injured. The northbound lanes on the freeway are closed starting at Flamingo Road. UPDATE MAY 21: The man was identified as 21-year-old Joshua Janssen of Roseburg, Oregon.
Police have released surveillance footage of a man accused in an attempted bank robbery at America First Credit Union on Durango Drive Tuesday. The suspect parked his car and was seen walking up to the front door of the business wearing a hoodie and mask. He put a pair of sunglasses on just prior to opening the front door. The front door was locked, but the subject attempted to force entry to the bank by breaking the front door. A security officer fired twice at the suspect but it is unknown whether the man was hit. The man then fled in a silver vehicle.
The Nevada Department of Corrections reports that around 9:26 a.m. May 9, inmate James C. Edmondson in the Regional Medical Facility at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located in Carson City. 77-year-old Edmondson was committed from Clark County on June 12, 2000. He was serving a sentence of 30 years to life with possibility of parole for sexual assault of a victim under 16 and lewdness with a minor.
IKEA Las Vegas' restaurant and bistro was closed due to maintenance issues Tuesday afternoon.
Currently our restaurant and bistro is closed due to maintenance issues until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.— IKEA Las Vegas (@IKEALasVegas) May 9, 2017
Las Vegas police said the man tried to rob America First Credit Union near Durango Drive and Patrick Lane and that security shot and probably hit the suspect twice. Local hospitals are on the lookout.
Las Vegas police are investigating a bank robbery in the 6000 block of South Durango Drive, near Patrick Lane. The call was received at 10:59 a.m. A security guard reportedly fired shots at the suspect. No injuries are reported at this time. The suspect was gone on officers’ arrival.
UPDATE: 26-year-old Gerardo Zillicana Jr. has been identified as the victim that died in the crash.
A two-vehicle crash near Tropicana Avenue and Fort Apache Road has left one person dead and another transported to UMC Trauma. The drivers were the only two occupants in their respective vehicles.
A three-vehicle crash on Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue has caused one car to catch on fire. Eastern Avenue is shut down in both directions and Desert Inn Road is shut down going westbound.
The southbound lanes of Las Vegas Blvd. are closed near The Mirage. Police are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian.
An automatic fire sprinkler prevented a warehouse from becoming fully involved after a fire started outside the warehouse early Tuesday morning.
Fire dispatchers received a call from a passer-by at 1:40 a.m. that flames were visible on the outside of a warehouse in the alley behind 1510 S. Main St. The alley runs between Wyoming and Utah avenues.
When firefighters arrived there was fire on the outside of a large rollup door into the warehouse from the alley. The fire was beginning to burn into the warehouse. When firefighters cut through the rollup door, they found that an automatic fire sprinkler was activated and was preventing the fire from entering the building. Smoke did enter the building and firefighters were able to get it out quickly.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. A damage estimate is not available. There were no reported injuries.
A man has died after being stabbed at the Pleasant Hills apartment complex near Bonanza Road and Sloane Lane, and police are investigating it as a result of self-defense.
Police say the man who was found dead from stab wounds, may have attacked his roommate first with a knife. Police say the two of them struggled, and the roommate was able to pull the knife out of the man's hands, then stab him instead.
That roommate is recovering in the hospital.
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