Thursday, February 21 2013 7:17 PM EST2013-02-22 00:17:39 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Sheriff Doug Gillespie said the Las Vegas Strip is safe despite the early morning shooting and crash that killed three people near Flamingo Road. The sheriff, who spoke with the media shortlyMore>>
Sheriff Doug Gillespie said the Las Vegas Strip is safe despite the early morning shooting and crash that killed three people near Flamingo Road.More>>
Thursday, February 21 2013 12:01 PM EST2013-02-21 17:01:55 GMT
LAS VEGAS - Sandra Braziel feels safe when she travels to Las Vegas. "I feel comfortable, because I've been here so many times, and I've never had any problems," she said. The tourist from Fort Worth,More>>
The Las Vegas Strip has experienced three murders in less than two weeks. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department takes homicides along Las Vegas Boulevard seriously. That's why safety on the Strip is under the microscope.More>>
In the wake of the violent weekend, tourists say they want more police presence on the Strip. And the sheriff is also telling Eyewitness News he wants more officers on the beat. So why won't it happen?More>>
A police officer fired his gun toward two men in a car on the Las Vegas Strip during an investigation sparked by reports of shots fired from one car at another. Reporter Jonathan Humbert takes a closer look.More>>
Wednesday, February 6 2013 6:27 PM EST2013-02-06 23:27:10 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An overnight shooting on the Las Vegas Strip was not a random act of violence, according to Metro Police. Instead, it was the result of an ongoing dispute. Police responded to a parking garageMore>>
An overnight shooting on the Las Vegas Strip was not a random act of violence, according to Metro Police. Instead, it was the result of an ongoing dispute.More>>
Saturday, December 15 2012 2:03 AM EST2012-12-15 07:03:02 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have confirmed a shooting at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas Friday night. A female has been shot and transported to University Medical Center. The suspected gunman then shotMore>>
Metro Police said a man shot a woman next to the registration desk at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas Friday night. He then turned the gun on himself, the police said.
Metro police believe the people involved in a shooting on the Las Vegas Strip are locals. The incident happened early Sunday morning. Police say it started as a fight inside Margaritaville at Harrah's.More>>
Charges have been filed against three people including Adam "Pacman" Jones in the February strip club melee that resulted in a shooting that left one man paralyzed. Read the warrant. Watch the WEB EXTRA video of the news conference.More>>
Friday, May 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-18 00:05:13 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself. But on Thursday morning, as he was assisting someone who had crashed their car, anotherMore>>
When Randy Kleiner stopped to help an injured driver, he didn't expect to become injured himself.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:15 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:15:24 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Metro officers have arrested two suspects accused of killing a teen while trying to steal his iPad. 15-year-old Marcos Arenas was run over by an SUV on Thursday near Charleston and Torrey Pines. PoliceMore>>
A father may be getting a small bit of closure after police say they've arrested the men responsible for his son's death.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:11 AM EDT2013-05-20 11:11:37 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A vehicle rollover has sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition. The accident happened just before 5:00 p.m. on Pilot Road near Bermuda Road. The driver of had to be extricatedMore>>
A vehicle rollover sent a 15-year-old to the hospital in critical condition and injured two others Sunday evening.More>>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:01 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:01:24 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increasedMore>>
While the Las Vegas metropolitan area in the last decade experienced more rapid growth in its suburbs than in its urban core, the percentage of residents living in poverty likewise increased faster in the suburbs than elsewhere.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:21 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:21:36 GMT
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies. This is the day college students wait for. It's the end of late night study sessions and the beginning of their careers.More>>
Three-thousand graduates walked the stage for the 50th UNLV commencement ceremonies.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:10:00 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure. Officials tells us they stopped working this morning. Right now at least 2 trams are working, butMore>>
Some of the trams at McCarran International Airport are down due to an electrical failure.More>>
Sunday, May 19 2013 2:26 PM EDT2013-05-19 18:26:25 GMT
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead. The driver of a Acura was driving northbound when for some reason he enteredMore>>
Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash on the I15 near the Speedway. We're told 3 people are dead.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:25:46 GMT
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible. Police say two men tried to rob the child of the device on Thursday.More>>
As a family struggles with the death of a 15-year-old boy killed over and iPad, police are trying to track down the men responsible.More>>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:09:50 GMT
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball. The jackpot has grown to $600 million. People tell 8 News Now they waitedMore>>
Lines of people were wrapped around The Lotto Store twice this weekend for the second largest lottery in the history of Powerball.More>>
Helldorado Days return to downtown Las Vegas this weekend, keeping alive the longest-running event in city history.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The fatal gunfire early Thursday morning at Flamingo Road and the Las Vegas Strip undoubtedly brought back memories for those who were in town on Sept. 7, 1996, the night a hail of bullets struck rapper Tupac Shakur.
Shakur had attended Mike Tyson's fight against Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand earlier that evening and participated in a brawl at the hotel involving a reputed gang member. Shakur later rode as a passenger in a vehicle heading east on Flamingo Road that stopped at a red light at Koval Lane. Suddenly, gunfire erupted from another car that pulled up to the side of the BMW sedan that was carrying Tupac.
He was struck multiple times and died from the wounds six days later, but the killing remains unsolved.
Since then, the Strip corridor has been the scene of at least 13 other firearm-related incidents.
Aug. 26, 2000 -- A man was shot and killed in the parking lot of Denny's restaurant on the Strip following an argument, according to the Associated Press. Another man was arrested and booked in connection with the shooting but Clark County court records don't show whether he was ever tried or convicted in connection with the case.
Aug. 30, 2000 -- Utah resident Michael Ryan Davis, reportedly upset by Strip traffic, shot at another vehicle and then committed suicide as police approached him at a stoplight.
July 4, 2006 -- Tarance Deshon Hall died after he was shot by a Metro Police officer while inside his vehicle at Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road in front of the Barbary Coast resort. Police said they initially approached Hall when he blocked traffic and refused to move. Police said the shooting occurred after two officers on bicycles pursued Hall a short distance and he tried to elude them.
Feb. 16, 2007 -- A woman fired numerous shots into the air on the Strip near the Bellagio.
Feb. 17, 2007 -- A man was repeatedly shot in the stomach near the old Stardust resort, leading to the arrest of seven suspects.
Feb. 19, 2007 -- A man was shot in the hip in the MGM Grand parking garage but the gunman escaped.
March 6, 2007 -- A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the head while travelling northbound in a vehicle in front of the Mandalay Bay resort. The gunfire came from another vehicle that fled the scene.
July 6, 2007 -- Steven Frances Zegrean wounded four individuals after opening fire inside the New York-New York resort. He was sentenced to a minimum 26 years in prison in 2009 but died behind bars less than a year later.
Aug. 19, 2007 -- Four bystanders were injured by gunfire outside Margaritaville and O'Shea's casino after two groups of men began to argue. Robert S. Jackson and Markus Burton were charged with attempted murder after the incident. Burton is scheduled to go to trial on March 11. Jackson also was set to go to trial that date but is now scheduled for a status check on Aug. 21.
Oct. 7, 2007 -- Metro Police Sgt. Thomas Stoll stopped a motorist on the Las Vegas Strip at Harmon Avenue who was suspected of shooting at another vehicle. When it appeared to Stoll as though driver Victor Ramos was reaching for a gun, Stoll fired a shot through the driver's side window that struck the dashboard. Ramos was found guilty on several charges, the most serious of which was attempted murder with a deadly weapon, which drew a prison sentence of eight to 20 years.
Dec. 6, 2012 -- An alleged car burglar was arrested after shooting at security guards in the Circus Circus parking garage.
Dec. 14, 2012 -- Edward C. Brandt of Lake Forest, Ill., shot and killed ex-girlfriend Jessica Corinne Kenny as she was working in the Excalibur resort lobby, then took his own life.
Feb. 6, 2013 -- Three individuals were wounded by gunfire in the garage lobby adjacent to the United Artists Showcase theater following an argument. Devante Jeffers was arrested in connection with the shooting and police are seeking another suspect, Ariya Manoi.