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Las Vegas Metro Officer Involved In Shooting Has Been Identified

Las Vegas metro police officer involved in recent shooting has been identified. The officer involved in the March 23rd, 2010, officer involved shooting, in which Officer Madland was seriously injured has been identified as Officer Christopher Le Blanc. Officer Le Blanc has been with the L.V.M.P.D. since November of 2001 and is currently assigned to Patrol Services, Saturation Team.

Second Arrest Made in 7-Eleven Murder

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- North Las Vegas Detectives have made a second arrest in the murder investigation of 7-Eleven clerk Suchinma Revtissamahramaye.

Friday Detectives booked 22-year-old Jerome Bolton on one count each of Murder with a Deadly Weapon, Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and Burglary with a Deadly Weapon and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.

North Las Vegas Detectives had previously booked 24-year-old Jason Miller into the North Las Vegas Detention Center on murder and robbery charges.

Detectives believe that Bolton was the second suspect that participated in the robbery of the 7-Eleven. Bolton allegedly conspired with Jason Miller to rob the 7-Eleven and acted as a lookout while the robbery and murder took place.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department 633-9111 or Crime Stoppers 385-5555.

 

7-Eleven Clerk Murdered on the Job

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A clerk is dead after being gunned down during an attempted robbery at a North Las Vegas convenience store.

The shooting happened just after 2 a.m. Wednesday at the 7-Eleven store on Cheyenne Avenue near Civic Center Drive. Police were flagged down by a citizen who found the wounded clerk.

Police say the two suspects came into the store and demanded money from the clerk before shooting him several times. The clerk is only identified as a 38-year-old man who was pronounced dead after he was taken to UMC.

"That's so horrible and sad. God bless their family," said Wendy Russell, customer. She is a frequent customer who knows many of the clerks. She had actually come by the store several hours after the shooting to apply for a job as a cashier. At the time, she was unaware of the crime.

Nearby business owners say robberies and theft seem to come with the territory.

Second Arrest Made in Burglary, Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- North Las Vegas Police have arrested a second suspect in a burglary and shooting that happened on March 14, 2010.

Twenty-nine-year-old Ivan Duenas has been arrested and charged with one count of burglary to a motor vehicle and one count of possession of burglary tools.

Police say Duenas and 36-year-old Arturo Namez were breaking into a car when the car's owner, James Bulah, confronted them. Bulah was armed and shot both the men as they tried to flee.

Duenas has been hospitalized since the shooting. Namez has also hospitalized but has since been charged in the crime. Bulah was arrested for two charges of battery with a deadly weapon.

Police Look for 2 Suspects in Woman's Shooting

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- Police are looking for two suspects after a woman was shot in the leg in the parking lot of a casino in North Las Vegas.

Police say the shooting happened a little before 11 o'clock last night outside the Texas Station near Rancho Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. The woman's injury wasn't life-threatening. Police were trying to determine what led to the shooting.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

High-Profile Shootings Connected Through Weapons Purchase

LAS VEGAS -- The Pentagon shooter, 36-year-old John Bedell, has a connection to the man who opened fire in Las Vegas earlier this year at the federal courthouse. Both men got their guns from the same place -- the Memphis Police Department. Memphis sells weapon from criminal cases.

North Las Vegas Police, Las Vegas Metro Police and Henderson Police all destroy weapons from criminal cases.

Sergeant Tim Bedwell with North Las Vegas Police says it's the departments policy to destroy weapons that come from criminal cases rather than sell or trade them. Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton says the practice of selling guns has to stop.

"I just don't want our city of having any role in getting a confiscated gun back on the streets," he said.

Sergeant Bedwell says destroying these weapons never leaves doubt where they may end up.

Shooter's Arrest Upsets Some Neighbors

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A 60-year-old North Las Vegas man is facing two felony counts of battery with a deadly weapon after shooting two men over the weekend.

North Las Vegas police Officer Chrissie Coon said Monday that James Bulah was freed on $20,000 bail pending a court appearance Thursday following his arrest on Sunday.

Even though Bulah is out of the North Las Vegas Detention Center, he still faces months of legal battles. Police say he broke the law but neighbors see it differently.

"These guys came on his property and tried to break into his truck. You do what you gotta do," said Manny Munoz, Bulah's neighborhood.

"I would have did the same thing," said another neighbor, Grace Clay.

The support for Bulah is not hard to find in his North Las Vegas neighborhood.