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Man arrested for April 2016 homicide in North Las Vegas

A 35-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a homicide that occurred on April 15, 2016.

Raul Lara of North Las Vegas was arrested for the crime.

According to North Las Vegas Police, on April 15, 2016, at around 11:15 p.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of Carroll Street to investigate a shooting.

Arriving officers say they found a 34-year-old North Las Vegas man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to UMC where he died from his injuries.

After a long investigation, North Las Vegas Police homicide detectives were pointed in the direction of Raul Lara. On Sept. 29, a warrant was issued for Lara's arrest.

Lara was found and apprehended on Sept. 30 at 1819 Loida Court in North Las Vegas. ... Read More

Police investigate crash, shooting in North Las Vegas

North Las Vegas Police investigated a crash that turned into a shooting Wednesday afternoon.

It happened near Revere Street and W. Gowan Road around 1:30 p.m. Two cars were involved in a car accident, but then one car left the scene.

Another person followed the car that left the scene, and that person was shot.

The suspect was caught and taken into custody.

The victim was taken to UMC with non-life-threatening injuries.

There wasn't any other information released... Read More

Man suffering life-threatening injuries after fight, police say

North Las Vegas SWAT is on the scene of a situation that has left one man in critical condition.

It started around 7 a.m. at a home near Lone Mountain Road and Allen Lane where a man was attacked during a fight, police said.

According to police, the injured man attempted to drive himself to the hospital. He made it as far as Lone Mountain Road and Rancho Drive. Police said, he was suffering from life-threatening injuries when they found him.

"We don't believe this is a random act of violence. We believe that the two knew each other. We're working to determine the relationship between the two. So, as soon as we have information, we'll be sure to share that," said officer North Las Vegas Police Officer Aaron Patty.

No arrests have been made at this time.

All police will share about the victim is that he is 340years-old. ... Read More

North Vegas police still looking for driver in fatal crash

Police in North Las Vegas say they're still looking for a teenage driver who fled the scene of a pickup truck crash with two other people last week, leaving a 17-year-old girl dying in the back seat.

The Clark County coroner says Brittanie Rochelle Chaniece Brown was pronounced dead at University Medical Center following the high-speed crash about 1 a.m. Friday at Cheyenne Avenue and Clayton Street.

Police say the pickup plowed through a bus shelter and overturned in a desert lot, injuring two other female teenagers who were hospitalized but are expected to recover.

The driver and another male in the vehicle fled before police arrived.

Police did not immediately have a description of the driver... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Politics NOW Host Steve Sebelius explains NLV Constable issue

There may soon be a shake up in the City of North Las Vegas. According to the Clark County website, Clark County Commissioners are expected to force the North Las Vegas Police Constable, Robert Eliason, from office.

Eliason, who was elected in 2015, has failed in his attempts to become a certified police officer, so next Wednesday, the commission will decide whether to vacate the position altogether or fill the post.

Politics NOW Host Steve Sebelius breaks it all down... Read More

NLV Police Constable may be forced from office

8 News NOW has learned that there may soon be a shake up in the City of North Las Vegas.
Sources say Clark County Commissioners are expected to force the North Las Vegas Police Constable from office.

Robert Eliason, who was elected in 2015, has failed in his attempts to become a certified police officer, so next Wednesday, the commission will decide whether to vacate the position altogether or fill the post.

8 News NOW has reached out to the City of North Las Vegas for a statement, but none of the calls have were returned... Read More

NLV police have new crime-solving tool

There's futuristic technology now in the hands of North Las Vegas police investigators and they're the only ones in southern Nevada to have this type of tool.

The department unveiled its new 3-D crime scene mapping gadget exclusively to 8 News NOW.

The new 3-D mapping tool gives investigators a 360-degree view of crime scenes. When looking at a car with bullet holes, it can show the angle of the shots. It gives detectives an idea of what the scene looked like from the driver's seat.

It's just the beginning of what the CSI technology can do.

While it may not look like much as first glance, the small box is revolutionizing how North Las Vegas police investigate crime scenes.

Until now, investigators like Dana Marks only had one chance to get it right and collect every bit of evidence she could at a crime scene.

Now this 3-D laser scanner preserves the scene virtually... Read More