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Suspect Dies from Injuries Sustained From Robbery in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- The 17-year-old male who was injured during the robbery at the Family Stop convenience store in North Las Vegas in late July died at UMC this weekend.

North Las Vegas Detectives were notified Sunday morning of his passing. The 17-year-old male was injured when he was hit in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. He has been identified as a Henderson resident who may be a Russian citizen.

On July 21, 2010, around 2:00 a.m., the suspect entered the store located on the 2000 block of Ann Rd., pointed what looked like a black handgun at the clerk and demanded money and cigarettes.

The clerk was doing as the suspect requested when two customers entered the store. As the robber turned to confront the customers the clerk pulled a bat from behind the counter and struck the suspect in the head.

The suspect suffered grave injuries which apparently have lead to his death.

I-Team: Arrest Warrant Issued for Process Server

LAS VEGAS -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a process server accused of falsifying paperwork in dozens of cases and potentially hundreds more, in what police called a scheme to defraud the courts.

Former Las Vegas Metro police officer Maurice Carroll is wanted by police for 35 counts of perjury, false filing of paperwork and obtaining money under false pretenses. Metro says he said he served people with legal papers, but didn't.

Carroll runs On Scene Mediations out of a North Las Vegas home. The criminal complaint said he admitted to officers he lied on affidavits and falsified work. That has caused problems in an unknown number of cases at the Regional Justice Center and potentially in District Court.

Read the Declaration of Warrant

North Las Vegas Tries to Combat Gang Problem

LAS VEGAS -- The search is on for suspects who opened fire at a party hitting three people.

North Las Vegas Police say around 2 a.m. Thursday, rival gangs got into a fight that led to the shooting near Ann and Decatur. One of the victims is in critical condition and the other two are expected to be OK.

That shooting is raising questions about gang activity in the Las Vegas Valley.

Authorities say a gang is considered to be three people or more. In Clark County, there are 558 of them with more than 13,000 gang members.

In just the last year, there have been two gang related homicides in North Las Vegas. But those crimes don't even include the multiple gang shootings police deal with weekly in that city.

"There are kids that play every single day right here and whether it is at night or during the day, people still need to watch out," said North Las Vegas resident Tony Martin.

North Las Vegas Police Investigate Triple Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Police say three people were wounded in a running gun battle in a neighborhood near Ann Road and Decatur Boulevard.

Sgt. Tim Bedwell says one of the wounded was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas with a critical injury after the 2 a.m. Thursday shooting.

Two others showed up at area hospitals with less serious gunshot wounds. Bedwell says investigators don't know yet what sparked the gunfire.

Police say the gun battle broke out between rival gangs at a party in a vacant house. 

"What we're seeing is a resurgence from these late teens early 20's hybrid gangsters who are dangerous because they have guns, shoot indiscriminately, and they don't represent a particular neighborhood," said Sgt. Bedwell.

NLV Police Officer Faces Domestic Violence Charge

UPDATE -- Charges against the officer have been dropped. Original story below.

LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas police officer is charged with domestic battery after an incident at the Sahara Hotel.

According to Metro's police report, officer Toby Winn is accused of grabbing his girlfriend, shaking her and pushing her to the ground. The girlfriend told police the two had been fighting prior to the incident. When police arrived, Winn was not at the scene.

In the report, police say they talked with Winn by cell phone and he told them that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding and he could not drive to the scene because he had too much to drink.

Winn has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the case.

Former North Las Vegas Police Officers Acquitted

LAS VEGAS -- A Clark County jury has acquitted two former police officers accused of falsifying a report and allegedly beating a casino patron.

Former North Las Vegas police officers James Balelo and Mark Miles were found not guilty on Friday. Miles and Balelo were both charged with false report by a public officer. Miles was also charged with oppression under the color of office.

Investigators say Miles beat a 31-year-old California man while he was in handcuffs at the Cannery Casino. The man had been detained by casino security after allegedly causing a disturbance and waving a bottle around a casino bar. The incident happened in late 2008.

Police say the victim didn't file a complaint, but a North Las Vegas Police Department patrol supervisor found inconsistencies in reports that Miles and Balelo submitted.

The men were fired from the NLVPD after an internal investigation.

Surveillance Video Released in Alleged Officer Beating

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- 8 News NOW has obtained surveillance video of an incident for which two former North Las Vegas Police Officers were fired, arrested, and put on trial. The pair were found not guilty of abuse of power on Friday.

Mark Alan Miles was accused of beating a California man and throwing him to the ground. It happened at the Cannery Casino in December of 2008. The man was thrown to the ground while handcuffed.

A second officer, James Balelo, was with Miles and both were accused of falsifying reports about the incident.

Watch the full video here

The two men were found not guilty on all charges, but the North Las Vegas Police Department says they maintain they made the right decision in firing both officers.