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Family committed to North Las Vegas Police force

While many families around the Las Vegas valley will gather to celebrate their fathers on Sunday, 8 News now wanted to share one family's story because it's a unique one. It involves a father who shares something special with his wife and children.

The whole family wears the badge.

Officer Lee Young Senior has spent years building his career as a North Las Vegas police officer. Now, his kids are following in his footsteps.

"I think it says a lot about them, about the city," Young said.

Officer Lee and his family share an unshakeable bond. They all suit up to save lives as North Las Vegas police officers.

"This is the career that they chose, and I think they all exceed very well at it," Young said.

He met his wife, Brenda, at the department where she works as a dispatcher.

"Basically, we met because Brenda was telling me where to go every night four or five nights a week," he said... Read More

Officers investigating second homicide at same NLV residence

Detectives are at the same scene they were at on Friday investigating another homicide, according to police.

The two homicides occurred on the 2500 block of Ellis Street which is in the area of N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Friday's deadly shooting resulted in one death, and two others injured, according to the North Las Vegas Police Department. One of the injured suffered a critical injury.

It is unknown at this time what led up to either of the homicides.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene of the crime and will bring you updates as they become available. ... Read More

One dead, two injured in North Las Vegas shooting

One man is dead and two injured following a shooting Friday morning in North Las Vegas, police said.

The shooting happened around 5:10 a.m. at a four-plex on the 2500 block of Ellis Street which is in the area of N. Las Vegas Boulevard and Carey Avenue.

Officers arrived to find three people shot. One man died at the scene. Medical responders rushed two other males to the hospital, one with critical injuries, said Aaron Parry, North Las Vegas Police Department.

Investigators did not have any further details at this time. They are looking to speak with witnesses who may have information on the shooting.

"We are asking more people to come forward. Especially in cases like this when we get tips and information from the public it often times helps lead to an arrest," Patty said.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the decedent once next of kin is notified. ... Read More

North Las Vegas carjacking ends in Arizona

Two people who allegedly fled the scene of a carjacking near Hoover Dam were apprehended more than 70 miles (113 kilometers) away in Kingman, Arizona.

The Kingman Daily Miner reports the incident started Saturday night in North Las Vegas when shots were allegedly fired at a commercial vehicle from the suspect vehicle south of the Hoover Dam. The driver was uninjured but bullets struck the vehicle's radiator.

An Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper responding to the carjacking call began trailing the vehicle on Highway 93. The suspect vehicle ran over stop sticks as the pursuit headed south before crossing a center turn lane and colliding with a bus in Kingman.

A male and female were taken into custody after trying to flee on foot.

No passengers were injured in the bus crash. ... Read More

One person dead in North Las Vegas crash

One person is dead and another critically injured following a crash Thursday morning in North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas Police.

The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. on Tonopah Avenue, near Pecos Road and Owens Avenue.

Police said, the crash involved two vehicles. One was traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of one vehicle was killed and the passenger in that car was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The other vehicle may have been a parked car.

Tonopah is closed from Belmont Street to Brand Street... Read More

EDC caused morning traffic delays

As the final day of EDC wrapped up in Las Vegas, thousands of people left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Monday morning causing heavy traffic on local highways.

Nearly 140,000 people attended the three-day festival. People came from all over the world.

Metro Police released statistics for the third and final day of the event showing there had been 30 arrests between Sunday 6 p.m. until Monday at 6 a.m. There were 28 felony arrests that were narcotics related. The two other arrests were misdemeanors. Police issued six traffic violations... Read More

Teen boy, another person badly hurt in North Las Vegas crash

Police say a 16-year-old boy has been critically injured and another person has suffered life-threatening injuries after a two-car crash in North Las Vegas.

Police say the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash late Saturday was possibly impaired.

The vehicle also was speeding and witnesses told police the driver ran a red light and the car slammed into another vehicle.

Police say two people were in each vehicle and all four were transported to hospitals.

The name of the critically injured teenage boy and other person with life-threatening injuries haven't been released. ... Read More