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Breaking news for May 20

Posted at 10:39 AM, May 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-22 13:51:54-04

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for May 20.

11:30 P.M.

A vehicle refused to stop after Las Vegas police observed the vehicle impeding a crosswalk near Decatur Boulevard and Washburn Road. Shortly after, police heard a gunshot that they believed came from the vehicle and a second gunshot was heard as officers continued to try and stop the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

9:50 P.M.

Las Vegas police report an elderly man has died after he was run over by his own vehicle in the 200 block of Colleen Drive. He attempted to stop his unoccupied vehicle from rolling down the street and it rolled over his legs. He was transported to hospital where he died. UPDATE MAY 21: The coroner identified the man as 72-year-old Jorge Uribe Anaya of Las Vegas.

6:03 P.M.

A single story house caught fire at 1842 Casey Drive around 5 p.m. Clark County firefighters had it out within ten minutes. Damage has not been estimated.



6:02 P.M.

A citizen's vehicle backed into a police car at 4455 Paradise Road. The people in the car fled on foot but were eventually captured by K9 officers. No one was injured.

5:56 P.M.

Police say an unmarked patrol car was coming to a stop when it was hit in the rear by a motorcycle. The crash happened near northbound Interstate 15 and eastbound Interstate 215 around 2 p.m. The motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.

5:40 P.M.

A vacant house caught fire at 1061 Hart Avenue. No injuries were reported, and the cause is under investigation.



12:51 P.M.

An inattentive driver crashed into several cars after running a red light near Charleston and Valley View Boulevards at 10:21 a.m. Both the driver of the at-fault car and the driver of another vehicle received minor injuries.

12:45 P.M.

UPDATE: Dayden Farris has been safely found thanks to an alert parent, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

6:50 A.M.

Las Vegas police are asking for the public's help in locating 8-year-old Dayden Farris. The missing child was last seen on May 19 around 4:30 p.m. near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street. He is white, four feet tall, 64 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes.

6:48 A.M.

A two-story apartment building caught fire at 1401 Elizabeth Avenue around 11:41 p.m. on May 19. Five adults and four children were displaced as a result. Damage is estimated at $40,000.

1:20 A.M.

Two people were transported to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries in a shooting near 1701 J St., near Owens Avenue. Police are investigating whether it is gang-related.