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Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018

Posted: 5:14 AM, Jun 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-19 00:31:10Z
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018
Las Vegas breaking news for June 18, 2018

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for June 18, 2018.

1:24 P.M.

A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle near the intersection of Mojave Road and Tropicana Avenue. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said a Dodge Ram was turning left from Mojave to Tropicana when the truck hit the 60-year-old woman as she was crossing Tropicana in the crosswalk. The 82-year-old male driver of the Dodge reported the crash to police. 

INTERACTIVE MAP: Pedestrians killed in Las Vegas valley crashes in 2018

4 A.M.

A fire broke out overnight at a strip mall at 8650 West Tropicana Avenue near Durango Drive. The fire began in the storage area of a market in the mall.

Animals at a clinic in the strip mall were evacuated as a precaution but have since been returned safely. The fire was knocked down at 4:05 a.m.

12:37 A.M.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to a fire at the Mi Casita Apartments at 3601 Cambridge Street near Twain Avenue and Maryland Parkway.  Crews reported finding a fire on the front door of apartment 175 in Building 19.  They were able to quickly extinguish the fire and reported the fire knocked down at 12:46 a.m.  No injuries were reported during the fire and no one was reported as being displaced.

OVERNIGHT

Police say an argument led to the stabbing of a 55-year-old man at 2797 South Maryland Parkway, near Karen Avenue, around 11:44 p.m. on June 17.

Officers believe the man to be homeless and say that he was transported to a hospital where he later died. The suspect in the stabbing fled the scene on foot and has yet to be found.

Interactive Map: Murders investigated in the Las Vegas valley in 2018

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