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Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 18, 2020

Breaking news for July 18
Posted at 8:10 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 10:21:47-04

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

10:48 P.M.
UPDATE AUG. 21: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man as 52-year-old Brian Darke. Darke's cause of death was multiple blunt force trauma and the incident was ruled an accident.

Officers are responding to a crash that involves a vehicle and a pedestrian, near Nellis Boulevard and Judson Avenue, where the pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nellis Boulevard is closed between Carey Avenue and Lake Mead Boulevard, according to police, with Judson Avenue closed between Lamont Street and Betty Lane.

11 A.M.
Las Vegas police are on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex on Boulder Highway near Desert Inn Road. Officers received reports of the shooting shortly before 10 a.m. When they arrived, police say officers discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Sunrise Hospital. No word on his condition.

The department says officers have people detained related to the shooting but did not specify how many. The investigation is ongoing.

9:50 A.M.
Las Vegas police say a motorcycle rider is dead following a crash last week.

According to authorities, the two-vehicle crash happened on Aug. 13 near W. Sahara Avenue and S. Lake Sahara Drive. On that day, police say 56-year-old Emelio Garcia from California was rushed to the hospital in critical condition when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a car.

Days later, on Aug. 16, he was pronounced dead by UMC staff, police say. The occupants of the car did not sustain injuries.

This death marks the 59th traffic-related death in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction for 2020. This crash remains under investigation.

8 A.M.
NV Energy reports a power outage impacting about 2,200 customers in the 89147 ZIP code in Las Vegas. The cause is under investigation and the company predicts power will be restored around 9:45 a.m. For real-time updates click here.


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