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PD: Burglary turns into shooting at home in southeast valley

Metro Police investigated a shooting in the southeast part of the valley Thursday afternoon.

It happened near the intersection of Mountain Vista Street and E. Viking Road.

Metro said it all started as a burglary call to a home in the 4500 block of E. Viking Road. Police said a property manager was called after a locksmith called the property manger to tell him someone was inside the house.

When the property manager arrived, he noticed someone in the back yard.

Officers said the property manager got into a struggle with the suspected burglar and shot him.

There's no word on anyone's condition.

This is a developing story. Stay with 8 News NOW on-air at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. for the latest.

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Pedestrian hurt in crash near Eastern & Tropicana

A pedestrian was injured in a crash on Eastern Avenue near Tropicana Avenue Thursday night. Metro Police say the crash occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m.

A truck struck the pedestrian, who was taken to Sunrise Hospital with critical injuries. Police have shut down both directions of Eastern at Reno Avenue.

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Person shot near Maryland Parkway, Hacienda Avenue

Metro Police investigated a shooting near UNLV Wednesday night. It happened at the Parkway Villas Apartments located at 5236 Golden Lane near S. Maryland Parkway and E. Hacienda Avenue.

According to Metro, someone called 911 about shots that were fired in the area. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one person with an unknown amount of gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital. The suspect is on the run.

No other information was released.

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EXCLUSIVE: Man sues Metro Police after Hard Rock fight

A man is accusing Metro Police of police brutality after a fight inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 8 News NOW obtained exclusive video of the altercation.

Ian Tuuamalemalo, the man making the allegations and suing Metro Police, says the video is difficult to watch.

"They could have killed me," he said.

The video shows him being tugged on his shirt, followed by what may be a punch. He is shown being taken to the ground by police, restrained and carried out. Tuuamalemalo appears to be passed out.

"I don't like being helpless," he said.

The incident occurred January 26, 2014. The 34-year-old man says he was visiting from California for a reggae show at the Hard Rock, when he had a run-in with Metro Police.

He and his attorney Cal Potter provided the surveillance video to 8 News NOW... Read More

Police K-9 recovering after suspect allegedly stabbed him

A police dog is recovering at an animal hospital after being stabbed in the head multiple times.

Metro Police's K-9, Nicky, was hurt when he was assisting an officer during a standoff situation near E. Desert Inn and S. Maryland Parkway Friday morning.

The standoff with the suspect started Thursday night and lasted until late Friday morning. Residents in the neighborhood were even forced from their homes.

Sunny Louthi was one of the neighbors who called police after hearing a commotion in her apartment complex near Desert Inn and Maryland Parkway.

"We're hearing somebody yell, 'help, help me,' you know what i mean," said Louthi? "He yelled it a few times."

When officers arrived at the apartment complex shortly before nine Thursday night, Metro said they found a broken window in the unit in question.

Police said the suspect inside refused to comply with the officer's demand, so nearby residents were asked to evacuate... Read More

Grow house bust reflective of larger problem

More medical marijuana dispensaries mean a larger black market for the drug. That led law enforcement to a home near Pecos Road and Hacienda Avenue Wednesday, where police busted a marijuana grow house.

Police say the marijuana grown inside could be linked to an illegal drug delivery service commonly found online.

"The last couple of days, my husband went on our side patio, kept saying, 'I smell a weird smell,'" neighbor Sharon Israel said. "I said I have no idea what that is."

A drug task force found more than 100 marijuana plants and a complex grow operation inside the house in the Paradise neighborhood.

"It's just a shame to see something like this happen," said neighbor Michael Conti.

Metro Police say the drugs have a street value of up to $300,000. The equipment is valued at $15,000 to $20,000.

"You're literally giving criminals an open invitation right to your house," said Metro Police Sgt. Craig Lousignont... Read More

Son arrested for shooting his father

Metro investigated a shooting that occurred near the intersection of Paradise Road and E. Harmon Avenue Tuesday night.

According to Metro Police, it all stemmed from an argument between a father and son.

Officers said the son shot the father three times.

The father was taken to the hospital. He's expected to survive.

The son was arrested... Read More