Local News


UPDATE: Investigation of I-15 homicide suspect

Posted at 5:26 AM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 23:00:22-04
UPDATE: A press release from a California police department has the full story of the crash on Interstate 15.
On Tuesday around 7:30 p.m. the Indio Police Department (IPD) received a phone call about an adult male, Vince Maltese, who may have killed his wife, Donna Maltese, and their residence in the city of Indio, California.
Officers surrounded the couple's home and forced their way inside around 9:50 p.m. Upon entry, they discovered Donna with a single expended shell casing next to her deceased body. She was 54 years old.
While IPD officers were still on-scene investigating the homicide, a Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) Sergeant located Vince Maltese driving on Interstate 15 near Sloan, NV at 11:58 p.m. The trooper attempted to stop the vehicle and a short pursuit ensued.
NHP was able to stop the husband's vehicle using spike strips on I-15 just after Silverado Ranch Boulevard four minutes later. As NHP troopers approached the vehicle to arrest the driver, they discovered that the driver had taken his own life.
It is unclear at this time if Vincent Maltese took his life before or after the vehicle crashed.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Northbound Interstate 15 was shut down from Tropicana Avenue to Russell Road Tuesday morning after a homicide suspect died from self-inflicted injuries.

Las Vegas police received a tip from California police around 11:30 p.m. on Monday that a homicide suspect was heading towards Las Vegas.
Authorities say they tried to pull over the suspect, but he refused. Police put up spikes and the man ended up crashing on I-15. As officers moved in, the man shot himself.
The suspect's name has not been released.
I-15 northbound opened back up around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday.