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>>
Metro police officers are still reeling from a shooting that claimed the life of a fellow police officer on Wednesday. It was a domestic violence call that led to the officer being shot and killed and another officer being wounded.
Metro police, families and neighbors are all trying to cope with the death. This is the first time in 17 years that a Metro officer was shot and killed in the line of duty.
More information about Sergeant Henry Prendes is being released. Prendes, a 14-year veteran, was responding to a domestic violence call where 21-year-old Amir Rasheed Crump was allegedly beating his girlfriend. When police arrived the gun fight erupted that left Prendes dead and another officer shot three times in the leg. Police say the second officer shot and killed the suspect.
On Thursday, the captain at the Southwest Area Command Center shared how he watched Prendes, a Las Vegan native, grow into the officer he was.
"We don't run from gun fire, we run to it," said Capt. mark Tavarez, Metro. And tragically, that's what Sergeant Henry Prendes did. "I was shocked to learn of his passing, but not that Henry was the first one at the door trying to protect people he doesn't even know."
As flags fly at half staff throughout the city, his captain, Mark Tavarez talks about his fallen friend. "He went after everything with enthusiasm that was unparallel." Sergeant Prendes was in charge of seven officers, and had been at the Southwest Area Command Center for just three months. But quickly gained the respect by many.
"A good a cop, a good supervisor, but as a well-rounded person who was a good family man, enjoyed life, he brought something to this community," Tavarez said. An individual who had a lot of courage, poise, and professionalism that was demonstrated yesterday for the entire community to see. A city, Sergeant Prendes was proud to be from.
Residents in the neighborhood where the deadly shooting happened are also dealing with emotional issues. Some neighbors saw the incident unfold and couldn't believe what was happening.
"He shot the policeman. And the policeman was on the ground and my husband could still hear the shots and the policeman was screaming. He couldn't sleep all night," said Nadia Yalda, neighbor.
Prendes loved Las Vegas. This was his community. He chose to stay here. He wanted nothing more than to be a police officer. A police officer who will forever be remembered, and who's picture will soon join this wall of honor for past fallen officers of our community.
Sergeant Prendes leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Captain Tavarez has been in contact with his wife and says she is holding up the best she can. Sergeant Prendes was 37 years old.
Amir Crump used a high-powered, low cost knock-off assault rifle in Wednesday's deadly shootout. Police train for these types of situations and they're prepared to deal with them, but they still never really expect them.More>>