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Officer involved in shooting and man who was shot identified

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The man who was shot and killed by North Las Vegas Police on Friday and the officer who shot him have been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man who was killed as 34-year-old Kenneth Alan Johnson.

The officer involved in the shooting have been identified as Officer Robert Makinster. He has been an officer with the department for six years.

The incident began shortly before 2 a.m. Friday. Police say Johnson was riding his moped, when officers pulled him over near Camino Al Norte and Ann Road. Johnson fled and police chased after him.

Johnson eventually abandoned his moped and ran from officers. During the chase, Johnson pulled out what police called a "replica of a semi-automatic handgun." Officer Mankinster shot Johnson multiple times near Tropical Parkway and Revere Street.







Police: 20,000 known gang members in Las Vegas Valley

LAS VEGAS -- A recent string of gang-related violence is raising concerns with law enforcement and the community, especially because the suspects and the victims were so young.

Last Tuesday, a gunman opened fire at Fashion Show mall leaving a 19-year-old in critical condition. This past Saturday, a 16-year-old was shot and killed just blocks from his home on North Las Vegas Boulevard and Pecos Road.

While law enforcement is investigating both shootings, there are others in the community working to end the cycle of violence.

Coroner IDs man killed crossing the street in NLV

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man hit and killed while crossing the street in North Las Vegas as 67-year-old Steven Feinberg.

The accident happened at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 14 near Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street. North Las Vegas Police say Feinberg attempted to cross Cheyenne, when a Toyota sedan struck him. Feinberg was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.

The 23-year-old female driver of the Toyota was unharmed. Feinberg died at the scene of the accident.

Police say they do not suspect alcohol played a role in the crash. So far, they have not arrested the woman.



NLV Police getting 3 new officers, hoping to hire even more

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev.  -- North Las Vegas has been one of the hardest hit areas, when it comes to crimes. Already this month, the city had two pedestrians hit and killed on the roads.

Two people, in separate incidents, were shot and killed. A 16-year-old boy was killed this past weekend.

Now, the police department is getting some much needed help. It is a shrinking police department.

North Las Vegas has 59 fewer police officers than they did five years ago because of budget issues. That was the case until Monday, when three recruits started training. They are the first new hires since 2009.

Some parts of North Las Vegas have it safer than others. Jason Murphy says police around his neighborhood do a fine job.

"I think they've got enough on their force right now," Murphy said.

Bewayne James says otherwise.

"There's a lot of homeless, a lot of shootings, a lot of purse-snatchings." James said.

North Las Vegas teen killed in shooting identified

Joshua Novelo

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The 16-year-old killed in a shooting in North Las Vegas has been identified as Joshua Manuel Novelo.

Police have not identified any suspects in the teen's shooting which happened around 10:20 p.m. Saturday night in the 3700 block of Del Rio Drive, near North Las Vegas Boulevard and North Pecos Road.

According the coroner, Novelo died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Police are investigating Novelo's death and have not released any information on a possible suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Dept. at (702)633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702)385-5555.

 

 

 

 

Coroner identifies girl killed from accident last week

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the 7-year-old girl killed as a result of an accident last week as Nevaeh Malone of Las Vegas. 

According to police, the girl died Wednesday. Malone was crossing the street at Commerce Street and Kraft Avenue at around 9 p.m. on July 11. She was in a crosswalk with her 43-year-old uncle, when a Ford pickup truck traveling northbound on Commerce Street hit her.

She was taken to University Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

The driver of the truck stayed on scene. Police said neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash.

Suspect arrested in July 3 shooting

Miquan Burton

 NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting that left one man dead and a 14-year-old girl hurt.

The shooting happened at around 11 p.m. Thursday, July 3 outside a home near Commerce Street and Lone Mountain. Police arrested 18-year-old Miquan Burton in the shooting death of 18-year-old Tyrell Melton of North Las Vegas.

Police say Burton was in a car and fired a gun at a group of people, injuring the girl and killing Melton.

Burton has been arrested and booked at the Las Vegas City Jail on four felony charges, including murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.