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Henderson murder suspect confesses to targeting 16-year-old colleague at gasoline station

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –

Cops said the guy they detained for shooting 3 of his coworkers

at a Terrible Herbst filling station in Henderson has admitted to murder, but did not eliminate the worker he was targeting.

Rafael Valdez, 22, is scheduled to be in court on April 18. He has not pleaded guilty. [RELATED: Police: Henderson gas station employee shoots 3 of his coworkers, killing 1] Among the three shooting victims died. Zachary Ragusa, 18, was a smog specialist. Liked ones held a vigil for Ragusa and described him as the

type of person who was pals with everybody. They might not comprehend why anyone would shoot him.” I’m still waiting on his silly Snapchat or a silly text, “pal Dominic Merten said.” My eyes burn from weeping so much.”

Officers said when Valdez confessed, he stated he was not targeting Ragusa. Rather, he was attempting to murder another coworker, a 16-year-old kid who was likewise shot but survived.

“Rafael confessed that on today’s date he brought his Ruger 9mm pistol to work to kill (the 16-year-old),” composed Officer Dennis Ozawa in his report. “Rafael stated that he sensed that people were going to ‘screw’ him over at work.”

[RELATED: Liked ones keep in mind teenager killed in Henderson gas station shooting]

Authorities stated Valdez informed them he brought the weapon to work that morning in a backpack. Valdez also confessed to attempting to carjack a minimum of 3 separate people after the shooting.

“Rafael ran up Sundown Road and through the parking lot … and pointed his pistol at a guy and aimed to take his automobile to drive to the police headquarters and turn himself in,” the report read.

Employees who spoke to FOX5 the day of the shooting had nothing but favorable things to state about everybody involved, even Valdez. They said they thought he was pals with the victims.

“He’s not like that. He listens. He cares. There’s no way,” said one female, who asked not to be determined. “No. This does not make any sense. I can’t. It’s like my mind is blank.”

The 16-year-old victim is still in the medical facility however was launched from ICU on Tuesday. His daddy said the healing procedure will be long.

The third victim, a 22-year-old who was shot in the arm and in the jaw, has been released.

Stay with FOX5 for continuing updates on this story.

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Police: Henderson filling station staff member shoots 3 of his coworkers, killing 1

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

A shooting at a gasoline station in Henderson left someone dead and 2 others hurt Friday.

Henderson law enforcement officer responded to reports of shots fired at 9:50 a.m. at the Terrible Herbst convenience store and gas station on Sundown Roadway at Annie Oakley Drive. Henderson Cops Officer Rodrigo Peña stated three people were shot.

Two of the victims were transferred to Sunrise Healthcare facility in important condition, inning accordance with authorities. The third victim was transferred to Henderson Health center with gunshot injuries.

Among the victims later on died at the medical facility, police stated. Family members informed FOX5 the victim’s name was Zachary Ragusa. His household said he was 18 years of ages who operated at Terrible Herbst as a smog check specialist. They stated he loved playing hockey, listening to heavy metal and viewing the New York Jets. He was an honor student, a Christian and had no opponents, they stated.

The suspect, 22-year-old Rafael Valdez was a worker at Awful Herbst. After the shooting, the victims, who are likewise employees, stated Valdez escaped. He was discovered and jailed on the 2800 block of North Green Valley Parkway.

Authorities said they did not believe there was a second suspect and stated no hazard stayed to the general public.

Valdez was booked on one count of murder with a fatal weapon, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of attempted burglary.

Cops said preliminary reports of the shooting being linked to a carjacking in the location were unproven.

Marshall Crowder, who operates at the flower shop across the street, was inside the Awful Herbst to spend for his gas when he witnessed the shooting.

“In broad daylight? In the early morning? A shooting? In Henderson? That do not really sound right,” he stated. “I ran to the doors to make sure they was locked, to lock the doors. I wasn’t about to sit there and let him can be found in and barricade himself inside there with us!”

Another female, who works at the gasoline station, said she was very close with the suspect and good friends with the victims. She asked to stay anonymous and said she still does not believe Valdez might do something like this.

“I called. I had to ensure my fellow cashiers were okay. I needed to make sure my supervisor was all right,” she wept. “This doesn’t make any sense. He’s not like that. He listens. He cares. There’s no way … My mind is blank. It’s just not processing yet.”

Awful Herbst launched the following statement.

Terrible Herbst is working together completely as the Henderson Police Department examines this matter. We are grateful they responded so quickly. Our wholehearted compassion heads out to our staff members and their households who are affected by this incident. We have supplied and will continue to offer counseling services to our Awful Herbst household.

Officers were asking for more witnesses to come forward for the investigation.

Chauffeurs were prompted to avoid the location on Sunset Road between Annie Oakley Drive and Green Valley Parkway as authorities continued the investigation.

Las Vegas Metro police helped with the examination. It was the 2nd homicide in Henderson in 2018.

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Kid, 4, in vital condition after being pulled from Henderson swimming pool

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Henderson police responded about 1:30 p.m. to a house on the 1200 block of Summer season Dawn Opportunity, near Stephanie Street and Warm Springs Roadway. Officer Rod Pena stated the family originally reported the child missing out on prior to being found in the pool.

The kid was taken to University Medical Center in important condition.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Henderson students leave bus fire near Barstow, California

BARSTOW, CA (FOX5) –

Thirty-five seventh-grade trainees from Sports Management and Management Academy in Henderson, along with moms and dads, chaperones and a chauffeur escaped a bus fire Friday afternoon near Barstow, California. The fire ruined the bus and everything inside, however no one was harmed.

Vanessa Ortiz stated her child, Breanah Lopez and hubby Jose Carranza were on the bus. She stated the kids left Henderson Wednesday to go to YMCA Camp Oakes in Big Bear, California. On the coach bus ride back Friday, parents said they smelled scorched rubber and vehicles were flagging down the driver. They heard a pop, and the motorist stoppeded. He left the bus to take a look at a blowout, then individuals saw smoke, and everyone evacuated, parents stated.

The California Highway Patrol said the bus fire occurred in Lucerne Valley off of Camp Rock Road and State Highway 18, at 1:51 p.m.

. The flames grew as the 19 kids and 16 women saw all their belongings burn. Moms and dads stated those items included phones, memento sweatshirts from the camp and electronic cameras, which were all kept in the back of the bus.

“I’m grateful to have my child, to see all the kids. The instructors and chaperones did an excellent task,” Ortiz stated. “The chauffeur didn’t understand ways to utilize the fire extinguisher. Parents had to help him.”

“I’m disappointed our kids were put into that, however pleased they aren’t injured. Everybody is ok. (But I’m) sad for their valuables.”

Trainees said they were on the side of the roadway near Victorville for two and a half hours. Ortiz said she and some parents who found out about the fire drove to a pre-planned drop in Barstow to get their kids. Other kids got on another bus, that sixth and eighth-graders were taking back to Henderson.

SLAM Academy “prepares trainees for post secondary studies and careers through an appealing educational program stressing sports management and management career preparation” according to its website. The outdoor camping journey cost $275 per student. The school is located at Russell Road and Stephanie Street.

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Family shares memories of male killed in Henderson crash

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –

Relative said Jonathan Helmbold, 47, was on his method home from work early Sunday morning when his automobile was struck by a speeding chauffeur. Jonathan died at the scene.

“I’m really still in a state of shock. I cannot believe it,” Jonathan’s mama, Nancy Helmbold said. “He was loved by everybody that knew him … a very kind-hearted guy, much liked.”

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers said just after 3:30 Sunday morning, a group of teenagers was driving a taken Toyota RAV4. Troopers said the chauffeur was speeding, ran a traffic signal near Pecos Road and I-215 and crashed into Jonathan’s automobile. Among the guests of the stolen sport utility vehicle was eliminated in the crash too.

Nancy said she saw the crash on the news Sunday night.

“I remember praying, as I always do. When I see these mishaps, I prayed to God my boy wasn’t included,” Nancy said.

On Monday early morning, she awakened to a message from the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace.

“I was frightened. The minute you hear ‘coroner’s workplace’ and somebody stating they wish to speak with Jonathan’s family, I understood exactly what was going on,” she added.

Nancy said the 47-year-old coached youth basketball and one day wanted to adopt a kid. He worked at Harrah’s and spent years in the Valley’s video gaming industry. Jonathan was ending up his master’s degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with hopes of mentor gaming.

“He loved teaching, he was an extremely caring man, that I enjoyed,” Nancy said.

And she said, despite the fact that she was still in shock, she took comfort in understanding that her kid understood that love.

“I told him each time I spoke to him that I enjoyed him. and he would return it. I know in my heart that he understood it when he died.”

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Teen guest eliminated in taken vehicle identified after Henderson crash

HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) –

A teen passenger killed in a crash early Sunday morning was determined. The Clark County Coroner’s Workplace said 16-year-old Daniel Armondo Torres died from numerous blunt force injuries.

Nevada Highway Patrol cannon fodders said just after 3:30 Sunday early morning, a group of teens was driving a stolen Toyota RAV4. Troopers stated the chauffeur was speeding, ran a traffic signal near Pecos Road and I-215 and crashed into Jonathan’s Helmbold’s car. Torres was a traveler in the taken sport utility vehicle.

Family members stated Jonathan Helmbold, 47, was on his method home from work early Sunday early morning when his car was struck by a speeding chauffeur. Jonathan died at the scene.

“I’m actually still in a state of shock. I cannot think it,” Jonathan’s mommy, Nancy Helmbold said. “He was liked by everyone that understood him … a really kind-hearted male, much liked.”

Nancy stated she saw the crash on the news Sunday night.

“I keep in mind praying, as I always do. When I see these mishaps, I prayed to God my child wasn’t involved,” Nancy said.

On Monday early morning, she got up to a message from the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

“I was frightened. The minute you hear ‘coroner’s office’ and somebody saying they want to talk with Jonathan’s household, I understood exactly what was going on,” she included.

Nancy said the 47-year-old coached youth basketball and at some point wished to embrace a child. He operated at Harrah’s and invested years in the Valley’s video gaming industry. Jonathan was finishing up his master’s degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with hopes of mentor gaming.

“He enjoyed mentor, he was a very caring man, that I loved,” Nancy stated.

RELATED: Family shares memories of male killed in Henderson crash

And she stated, despite the fact that she was still in shock, she took comfort in knowing that her child understood that love.

“I informed him whenever I talked to him that I liked him. and he would return it. I understand in my heart that he understood it when he died.”

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Stolen SUV knocks into vehicle, eliminating 2 in Henderson

The mangled Toyota Rav4 was reportedly stolen, NHP said (Jason Buratczuk / NHP).
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in Henderson. Nevada Highway Patrol reacted to the deadly crash at 3:36 a.m. on South Pecos Road near the 215 Beltway. Trooper Travis Smaka said a taken Toyota Rav4 was taking a trip northbound on Pecos Road approaching the 215 at a high rate of speed.

Witnesses told cops that the Toyota ran a traffic signal when it knocked into a Hyundai SUV that was leaving the 215 Beltway on an off-ramp onto southbound Pecos Roadway.

The impact of the crash was so effective that it caused the Hyundai to rollover. The male chauffeur of the Hyundai was noticable dead on the scene, authorities said. He was the single resident in the car.

Four people were in the Toyota at the time of the crash. A single person was noticable dead at a medical facility and the chauffeur was hospitalized with severe injuries. The condition of the other 2 occupants is unidentified at this time, police stated.

Cannon fodder Smaka stated high-speed and impairment are contributing factors into the crash.

Stay with FOX5 for updates.

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Pedestrian hit by van in Henderson passes away at hospital

. A pedestrian critically hurt Tuesday near Galleria Drive and Boulder Highway passed away at the hospital, and authorities are searching for a hit-and-run motorist, inning accordance with Henderson Cops.

The driver of a gray or silver minivan, which may have front-end damage, left without calling 911 following the 8:30 p.m. event, authorities said. The automobile was referred to as a 2004 to 2007 Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Town and Country, police said.

The female pedestrian, who was crossing Galleria at Ward Drive, passed away at Dawn Healthcare facility and Medical Center, authorities stated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 702-267-4911 or 311. To remain confidential, contact Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Hit-and-run motorist searched for Henderson pedestrian injured

Tuesday, March 6, 2018|10:30 p.m.

Henderson Cops are trying to find a hit-and-run motorist in a Tuesday night crash they state left a pedestrian with major injuries.

The crash happened at Galleria Drive and Stone Highway, authorities said in a tweet about 9:30 p.m.

. The pedestrian was hurried to a hospital in major condition and commuters should prevent the area, police stated.

Further details, including a possible automobile description, were not immediately available.