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Report: 16-year-old killed during marijuana deal, 17-year-old shooter identified

The 17-year-old arrested in the killing of a 16-year-old in North Las Vegas has been identified as Allen Griffin, according to his arrest report.

He has been certified as an adult by the court and is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of Aneas David King who was shot on Jan. 9 in a neighborhood at Coleman Street and San Miguel Avenue, near Simmons Street and West Craig Road. He became the first homicide in North Las Vegas for 2019.

According to the arrest report, the person with King that day told police that King agreed to sell Griffin 1/8 ounce of marijuana and introduce him to his marijuana dealer. King knew Griffin was in a gang so he brought an Airsoft gun, to show it, if needed for protection... Read More

Coroner identifies 16-year-old killed in North Las Vegas shooting

The teen killed in a shooting in North Las Vegas Wednesday night has been identified by the Clark County Coroner's Officer as 16-year-old Aneas David King. His cause of death is still pending.

The teen was shot in a residential neighborhood near West Craig Road and Simmons Street around 5 p.m., according to police.

No one has been taken into custody.

This is the first homicide of 2019 for North Las Vegas Police. They had a record-breaking 36 homicides last year.

8 News Now will have more on this case at 5 and 6 p.m... Read More

City of North Las Vegas helps government employees with utilities during partial shutdown

In response to the ongoing government shutdown, many people say it's their job to support local Nevadans. Take North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee.

"They are people that I love and want to see win," Lee said.

Mayor Lee says the happenings in Washington have him worried about the financial burden of federal employees in his city.

"A lot of times people have child support payments, car payments, kids in college; they're stretched on their paycheck," Mayor Lee said.

The mayor says he wants to do what he can to help.

"These are not strangers to us; these are our neighbors," Lee said. "These are our friends so we have an opportunity that we can take and differ the water and sewer payments." ... Read More

Joining Forces: Valley police crackdown on aggressive, fast drivers

Police across the valley are cracking down on aggressive drivers. Jan. 2 marked the beginning of a three-week effort called Joining Forces.

"Just remember that it's not worth your life or somebody else's life," said Officer Aaron Patty with the North Las Vegas Police Dept.

North Las Vegas Police say officers are in full force this month with a zero-tolerance policy for excessive speeding.

"The goal of this enforcement is to target dangerous drivers, aggressive drivers, in an effort to save lives," Officer Patty said. "There have been a series of fatal crashes in this state, in this valley alone, over the past year."

Just last week on Christmas Eve, police say a driver was going more than double the posted speed limit on this stretch of Lake Mead Boulevard near Pecos in North Las Vegas.

Surveillance video shows him crashing into another car killing a woman, and sending her son to the hospital... Read More

WEB EXTRA: What can happen if you drive too fast?

Local law enforcement agencies across Nevada, including North Las Vegas Police, Henderson Police and the Nevada Highway Patrol are cracking down on speedy drivers. Enhanced enforcement is from January 2 to January 22.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are consequences to the way you drive and how you handle a vehicle while moving at a high rate of speed. Here's a quick breakdown... Read More

2018 Year in Review: Homicides up in North Las Vegas, Henderson, but down in Las Vegas

From deadly shootings to brazen acts of gang violence -- the Las Vegas valley saw its fair share of murders and violent crimes in 2018, but a look at the statistics shows a jump in violent crime across the Las Vegas valley. According to Metro Police, their homicide numbers are down, but many areas of town show a significant increase.

But, law enforcement officers hope this year will be a different story.

In North Las Vegas, there were 35 murders, which is up from the 10 murders in 2017. People who live on the north side of the city say they're fed up with the violence.

"I'm concerned about the welfare of not only my children but the children of others who go to schools in the city," said Erik Huey, resident.

Among the senseless murders was one that rocked the entire valley: The shooting death of 11-year-old Angelina Erives.

Police say she was shot and killed by suspected gang members who targeted the wrong home in a retaliation shooting... Read More

Road rage shooting in NLV leaves 2 people injured

A road rage incident led to a shooting Friday night. Two people were seriously injured, North Las Vegas Police said.

The incident happened near Cheyenne and Losee after 6 p.m. According to officers, the two male victims in their 20's pulled into Mortons Travel Plaza to get help.

They were transported to a nearby hospital where they're said to be stable with non-life threatening injuries.

54-year-old Terence Fair is in police custody and will face two charges of attempted murder, according to police.

8 News NOW will have updates on this developing story on 8 News NOW at 11p.m. ... Read More