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Police: Suspects tried to carjack victim before shooting, killing him

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police arrested two men in connection with a deadly shooting Tuesday morning near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue.

Officers arrested 22-year-old Adrian McClintock and 20-year-old Julio Renteria. Both are facing murder with a deadly weapon charges in connection with the shooting death of Dylan Salazar. McClintock is also charged with a probation violation.

Salazar was found shot to death inside his truck near the Sportsman's Royal Manor weekly apartments on Boulder Highway just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the victim was getting into his truck, when McClintock and Renteria approached him and tried to take his truck, but instead, they shot and killed him then left the scene.






Police: Escaped mental patient sliced his father's neck

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police arrested the mentally ill man accused of killing his 91-year-old grandfather and attacking his father and his father's roommate.

According to police, officers arrested 43-year-old Steven Woodard Wednesday morning. According to the police, Woodard denied harming anyone and said he heard voices in his head. He stated he was "the devil." Police had been looking for Woodard since Tuesday, when his grandfather was found dead and his father was attacked and seriously injured.

According to the arrest report, Woodward's father, Jerry Woodard, told police Steven Woodard came to his home near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway Tuesday and accused him of "trying to kill his children." Steven Woodard attacked his father with a box cutter, slashing him across the neck. He is accused of also cutting George Cordova's neck, Jerry Woodard's roommate.



Mental patient suspected in grandfather's death

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police are looking for an escaped mental patient in connection with a homicide early Tuesday morning.

According to police, officers were called to a home near McLeod Drive and Hacienda Avenue just before 7 a.m. to check on a person. Officers found an elderly man dead inside the home.

During an investigation, police identified the suspect in the homicide as 43-year-old Steven Woodward, who had escaped from psychiatric hospitals in Washington and Oregon. The victim is believed to be Woodward's grandfather.

Detectives believe Woodward also tried to harm his father and his father's roommate at a separate location near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway.

"Anytime you're dealing with somebody that kills someone with an edged weapon, in such a vicious attack and then goes pre-meditated to kill someone else, that we should all be concerned about the well being of everybody.







Coroner IDs man found dead near Flamingo and Swenson

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found dead near Flamingo Road and Swenson Street last week as 36-year-old Marvin Lutin.

The coroner said Lutin died from a stab wound to the chest and ruled the manner of death as homicide.

According to police, Lutin was found at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thursday. When medical personal arrived, they found Lutin in the bushes and pronounced him dead at the scene. 

Homicide detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro's Homicide Division at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

Las Vegas welcomes inaugural Edelweiss Air flight

LAS VEGAS -- McCarran International Airport welcomed a Swiss airline's inaugural flight from Zurich to Las Vegas.

An Edelweiss Air flight from Kloten Airport arrived just before 1 p.m. Monday. Airport officials gave the plane a ceremonial water cannon salute as it arrived.

Edelweiss plans to offer round trips between Las Vegas and Zurich twice a week.

Officials in Las Vegas have been trying to encourage more international tourism, which tends to be more lucrative because guests stay longer.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority projects the new Edelweiss flights will generate $20 million a year in non-gaming economic impact for Las Vegas.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

Metro identifies officers involved in deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have identified the officers involved in a deadly shooting earlier this week.

The officers are Officer Michael Henry, 43, who has been with the department since 2003; Officer Chad Cruse, 29, with the department since 2010; Officer Brooke Lavin, 35 with the department since 2001 and Officer Bengamin Baldassarre, 30, with the department since 2009.

The officers were at a standoff with a man, identified as 46-year-old Herbert Earl Green, at a home near Sandhill Road and Hacienda Avenue Tuesday afternoon. After trying to talk to Green for several hours, police say he came out of the home armed with a handgun.

Officers say Green fired at them and they returned fire, hitting him. The suspect died at the hospital.

The officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the review of the shooting.

New MGM arena isn't the only game in town

LAS VEGAS -- MGM Resorts International broke ground on a new stadium it is building on the Las Vegas Strip, but it is not the only game in town.

Both UNLV and the City of Las Vegas also hope to have a sports complex in the near future. Both have the same hold up: financing.

UNLV and the City of Las Vegas have flirted with this idea for years, but their dreams have yet to become a reality.

"Whoever turns the shovel first will have the NBA franchise here," was what former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman said six years ago.

Thursday, MGM Resorts International was the first to actually break ground on a new arena. However, it doesn't mean the City of Las Vegas and UNLV are out of the running.

They are both desperately trying to secure a multi-million dollar sports complex.

"We are still in exploration in concert with Cordish. The finances are the biggest piece," Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said.