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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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Case of woman'' s death in southwest valley investigated as murder

. The suspicious death of a lady who on Sunday was found unconscious in a southwest valley house has turned into a murder probe, Metro Cops announced today.

Officers and medics reacted about 1:30 a.m. to the 7400 block of River Dove Court, near Warm Springs Road and Torrey Pines Drive, regarding a woman who was unresponsive, authorities said. She later on died at Spring Valley Health Center.

During the woman’s autopsy on Monday, a medical examiner found that she had died at the hands of another individual due to bleeding in her brain, police stated. Homicide detectives have actually taken control of the examination.

Further information on the victim’s death or a possible suspect were not right away offered.

Anyone with information is asked to contact City at 702-828-3521 or via email at [ email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppesrofnv.com.

Lady desired for murder efforts suicide during traffic drop in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Police said a lady implicated of eliminating a man in a domestic-related shooting shot herself a during traffic stop Monday early morning.

Las Vegas City police officers responded to the shooting at 5:17 a.m. in the 100 block of Sacramento Drive, near Charleston Boulevard and Lamb Boulevard.

Authorities stated a man in his 20s and a lady, determined as Alisha Rucker, got into an argument in front of a house. Throughout the argument, Rucker shot the guy in the face and left in a 2007 Chevy Impala. When police got here to the house, they found a male dead in the driveway and Rucker, was gone.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police stated.

Police said the shooting was not random and the set were pals.

“I understand she was frightened when she shot him,” Markita Banks, Rucker’s sister stated. “She was shaking in the space, like ‘I shot him.'”

The last time Banks saw her little sis Alisha was prior to 5:00 a.m. on Monday. Banks said she awakened to gunshots and her sister panicking after she stated she shot her good friend in the head.

That’s when Banks called authorities

“I told the detective,” stated Banks. “I think she’s going to attempt and injure herself.”

Before authorities could arrive, Rucker left your house, got in the vehicle with another man, and repelled.

Roughly two hours after Las Vegas City police asked other agencies to be on the lookout for Rucker in the Chevy Impala, Nevada Highway Patrol received a report of a reckless driver matching the description, according to NHP Trooper Travis Smaka. A cannon fodder spotted the vehicle on Interstate 15 and Flamingo Road at 8:03 a.m. The vehicle was stoppeded at 8:06 a.m. at a Chevron near Russell Roadway and Polaris Opportunity.

“There was radio traffic concerning that the subject was not following commands,” Nevada Highway Patrol Public Details Officer Travis Smaka stated. “We were going to treat it as a barricaded subject.”

“Cannon fodders on scene observed a firearm being held by the female subject,” Smaka said.

At 8:12 a.m., Rucker shot herself in the head throughout the traffic stop, police stated. She was taken to University Medical Center in vital condition.

She was booked in absentia for murder with a fatal weapon.

Police also inform us they have reached the male who was driving the vehicle, however have actually not stated whether he will be charged.

The scene was caught on video by Kevin Ralston.”I heard the gunshot,” Ralston stated. “I saw [cops] run over to the automobile.”

Authorities said Rucker shot herself in the head, which left her household questioning what will follow.

“They didn’t even tell me she was shot in the head,” Banks said. “I had to check out that online.” Rucker was hospitalized in critical condition at UMC trauma and will be booked on absentia for murder with a deadly weapon.

Banks said her sibling just recently bought the weapon and passed her CCW permit class. She included that her sister was 21 years of ages despite cops specifying she was 20.

This occurrence marked the 3rd fatal shooting cops responded to in the previous seven hours. One person was shot in the car park of a McDonald’s near Blue Diamond and Valley View Boulevard. Authorities stated another woman tried a murder-suicide near Arville and Twain.Anybody with info was advised to contact City’s Murder Section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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Coroner determines husband eliminated in tried murder-suicide in Las Vegas

Police investigate a deadly shooting on March 26, 2018. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)
 Authorities examine a deadly shooting on March 26, 2018. (Luis Marquez/FOX5) Police investigate a fatal shooting on March 26, 2018.( Luis Marquez/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. The Clark County Coroner’s Workplace recognized the guy who police stated was killed by his wife in an attempted murder-suicide near Chinatown Monday morning.

Aaron Rivera, 22, died of a gunshot injury to the head, the coroner said. His “way of death” was murder.

Officers responded to the scene at 1:24 a.m. in the 3600 block of Stober Opportunity, near Arville Street and Twain Avenue, after the buddy of a roomie reported a disruption.

Getting here officers discovered Aaron Rivera dead with a gunshot injury to the head inside the apartment or condo. A female, recognized as 21-year-old Jennifer Riviera, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. She was taken to University Medical Center in vital condition.

Mentioning the preliminary investigation, detectives identified the shooting was an attempted murder-suicide. Riviera and the victim were wed and lived together. Authorities stated they believe Riviera shot her hubby before turning the gun on herself.

[RELATED: Man killed, female injured in tried murder-suicide in Las Vegas]

She was reserved in absentia for one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

An examination is continuous.

Anybody with info is advised to get in touch with City’s Murder Area at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Criminal activity Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for advancements.

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Presume looked for in North Las Vegas triple murder

Police released surveillance video stills of a suspect wanted in connection with a triple murder (NLVPD / FOX5).
 Cops released surveillance video stills of a suspect wanted in connection with a triple murder (NLVPD/ FOX5).

Authorities launched monitoring video stills of a suspect wanted in

connection with a triple murder( NLVPD/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- North Las Vegas authorities are looking for the public’s aid to recognize a suspect in connection with a triple murder that happened in 2015. Cops released two surveillance video stills of the suspect. He is referred to as a black male, about 20 to Thirty Years old, standing at 5

’11” high and weighs about 160 pounds. [RELATED: Authorities examine triple murder near Las Vegas Blvd.and Carey Opportunity] Officers were initially dispatched to the 2200 block of Carroll Street, near Las Vegas Boulevard and Civic Center Drive on Dec. 28, 2017. The bodies of Quintin Jakar Hicks, 20, Anthony Jaurice Vance, 22, and 44-year-old Carole Joyce Patterson were found inside a house, inning accordance with police. The< a href=" http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/37178083/north-las-vegas-triple-homicide-victims-identified

” > three victims were shot to death, cops said. Patterson was Hick’s mom and both lived in the apartment, their family verified. Anybody with information causing the arrest of the suspect is advised to call the NLVPD at 702-633-9111 or call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain confidential. Copyright 2018 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

East Las Vegas parents arrested for murder of malnourished child


Anthony Oceja (left) and Loreana Martinez (right) were detained for the murder of their “malnourished” infant.

(Photos: LVMPD).

LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Police jailed the parents of a five-month-old child Wednesday after the child was discovered “seriously malnourished” and passed away at a Las Vegas health center today, Metro Authorities said.

Officers were called to a home on the 5700 block of East Hacienda Avenue, and to Dawn Hospital to investigate possible abuse or overlook on Feb. 25, authorities stated.

Medical staff informed cops that the child seemed malnourished, and was noticable dead at the healthcare facility, authorities said.

The child lived at the house with mother Loreana Martinez, 24, and daddy Anthony Oceja, 29, along with two siblings. The brother or sisters were taken into protective custody and were “being examined for potential health issues,” authorities said. Three canines were also found “significantly malnourished” and were committed Clark County Animal Control.

Investigators arrested Oceja and Martinez on charges of murder, child abuse/ disregard as well as three animal abuse charges.

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Police: 4-year-old woman pretends to be asleep throughout murder-suicide

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title =” (Credit: Marielle Mohs/ News 4) “border =” 0 “src =” /wp-content/uploads/2018/03/16194575_G.png” width =” 180″/ >( Credit: Marielle Mohs/ News 4). ST. LOUIS( Meredith/KMOV. com)– Police stated a 4-year-old girl, who survived an evident murder-suicide, pretended to be asleep throughout the tragic incident.

Officers responded to a 911 call Thursday night and found Katrina Banks, 30, and her teenage boy Kevin Johnson, 15, shot to death inside their home in Bellefontaine Neighbors, Missouri.

Prior to midnight, the caller– determined as 31-year-old Dornubari Dugbor– informed a dispatacher: “There are 3 dead bodies at Hoyt Drive and I need cops to react,” inning accordance with Bellefontaine Chief of Cops Jeremy Ihler.

Police stated Dugbor died from an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound with a phone in his hand. He and Banks were engaged to be wed.

Ihler stated the couple’s 4-year-old child was not injured in the shooting. Officers discovered the lady in her bed room pretending to be asleep. She is now in the care of kid services.

No other details have actually been released.

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Former Las Vegas City officer apprehended for cold case murder

Arthur Sewall, 51, was booked into the Washoe County Jail where he awaits extradition to CCDC (Washoe County Jail / FOX5).
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, was booked into the Washoe County Prison where he waits for extradition to CCDC( Washoe County Jail/ FOX5 ).” border=” 0″ width=” 180″/ > Arthur Sewall, 51, was scheduled into the Washoe County Prison where he awaits extradition to CCDC (Washoe County Prison/ FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)- A former Las Vegas City police officer was

detained after arise from a DNA package associated to a cold case murder matched his profile, a main City release verified. Arthur Sewall, 51, is accused of sexually attacking and shooting 20-year-old Nadia Lynn Iverson in the head in 1997, according to cops and the Clark County Coroner. Iverson’s lifeless body was discovered in an uninhabited duplex lot on Might 8 at 1226 Reed Location, near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Washington Avenue.

Sewall started his profession with the LVMPD as a corrections officer in 1990. In 1992, Sewall was commissioned as a law enforcement officer for the department. 5 years later, Sewall was jailed for sexual assault and oppression under the color of law in Feb. 1997. The department said he resigned from the LVMPD in March of 1997.

The sexual assault package related to Iverson was sent to an agreement DNA lab for testing in March 2016. Cops received the results 7 months later in October. Detectives got in the DNA profile into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), which connected Sewall to the outcomes, cops said.

Additional examinations from Feb. to Dec. 2017 paired with the arise from the sexual assault set led detectives to determine Sewall as the suspect in the cold case.

Private investigators discovered that Sewall was residing in Reno, a release said. Las Vegas investigators took a trip to northern Nevada to interview him on Jan. 11, 2018. The next day, an arrest warrant was released for Sewall’s arrest for one count of murder with a fatal weapon and one count of sexual assault with a lethal weapon, cops said.

Authorities stated Sewall is in the process of being transferred to the Clark County Detention Center from the Washoe County Jail.

Anybody with additional details about this case is advised to contact the LVMPD Homicide Area at 702-828-3521.

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Metro officers shoot, eliminate double murder suspect near Flamingo and Tenaya


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Photo by: Jason Westerhaus/FOX5. Picture by: Jason Westerhaus/FOX5 Photo by: Jason Westerhaus/FOX5. Picture by: Jason Westerhaus/FOX5. LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Las Vegas City cops stated a double homicide suspect was shot and killed by authorities early Tuesday morning, in the department’s 20th officer included shooting of the year.

Inning accordance with police, the suspect killed his next-door neighbors. Officers discovered the bodies of the next-door neighbors after callers reported seeing a guy “down” in the front lawn of a home on Monday right before 2 p.m. in the 7300 block of Newcrest Circle, near Flamingo Roadway and Tenaya Way.

Police said the guy was noticable deceased at the scene. After going into the home, officers situated the body of a 2nd male inside. Police stated both men were between the ages of 40- and 50-years-old.

Murder investigators reacted to the occurrence, cops stated.

Throughout their examination, investigators had the ability to discover sufficient evidence to get a search warrant. A SWAT group was called out to serve a search warrant at a house next door to where the bodies were discovered.

After several failed attempts at trying to get in touch with anyone inside of the home, SWAT officers sent a K9 unit into the residence, situated in 7400 block of Newcastle Circle. After the K9 system did not return, officers entered the house, went upstairs and found the suspect in a bed room, combating with the police pet dog, according to cops.

The K9 unit had the ability to get away prior to the suspect pulled a gun and pointed at police. 2 SWAT officers then fired at the suspect, striking him two times, cops stated. He was transported to UMC where he died.

Authorities stated the officer-involved shooting occurred Tuesday after 2 a.m.

No even more information were launched.

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