The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.
Construction Alert: Utility work on Lake Mead Boulevard westbound, west of U.S. 95 ramps, lanes reduced. Expect major delays. Use alternate routes, if possible.
JAN. 8 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 28-year-old Jemonte Smith from Las Vegas. Smith's death was due to a gunshot wound to the head and it was ruled a homicide.
LVMPD investigating a homicide in the 3000 block of Contract Avenue near Charleston Boulevard and N. 30th Street. Police say a man who worked at a business, they classified as a clothing store and recording studio, that also sold marijuana "out the back," was found dead by customers when they arrived at the store. This is an on-going investigation, no other information was released at this time.
UPDATE DEC. 15: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 32-year-old Jacqwan James Rankin. Rankin's death was due to gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.
LVMPD investigating a homicide in the 4700 block of Deckow Lane near Tropicana Avenue and Koval Lane. Police say the victim and shooter had an argument about 10:30 a.m. The shooter pulled out a gun and killed him. He ran and they are looking for him. This is an on-going investigation, no other information was released at this time.
UPDATE 6:15 A.M.
Crews in North Las Vegas have the fire at R & R Salvage Used Auto Parts near Losee Road and Carey Avenue under control. No injuries reported at this time. READ MORE
UPDATE: Salvage yard fire on Losee appears mostly under control.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) December 13, 2020
NLV Fire still dousing hot spots. pic.twitter.com/gNQ7bOT4i3
North Las Vegas firefighters are responding to a massive fire at R & R Salvage Used Auto Parts on Crestline Loop near Losee Road and Carey Avenue.
BREAKING: North Las Vegas fire fighters are trying to douse a massive fire near Losee and Miller at a salvage yard.— @SeanKTNV (@seanktnv) December 13, 2020
Avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/8yTBsMi20V
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