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August 22, 2017

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Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Ricardo Torres-Cortez is a public safety reporter for the Las Vegas Sun. Though he was born in Mexico and lived in Texas, he considers the Las Vegas Valley home. He previously covered breaking news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and started at the Sun after graduating from UNLV in December 2015.

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Las Vegas police searching for suspect in early morning robbery
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
The suspect, who wore a dark blue Seattle Seahawks shirt and cap, and dark shorts, walked away with an undisclosed amount ...
North Las Vegas Police seek clues in shooting at park
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
North Las Vegas Police detectives continue to seek clues in a double shooting earlier this month at Desert Horizon Park, near Simmons Drive and Gilmore Avenue.
Gunfire erupted Aug. 11, leaving ...
Street racing might have led to fatal crash at Buffalo and Charleston
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
A car race may have preceded a fatal three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in the west valley ...
Anti-Defamation League, others to host peace vigil Sunday in North Las Vegas
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
The 4 p.m. event at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2446 Revere St., comes in the wake of a protest turned violent and then deadly ...
Man shoots neighbor's dog near Torrey Pines and Vegas drives
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
A man shot one of two of his neighbor’s dogs that charged at him this afternoon ...
Police: Officer shoots reportedly armed, nude suspect
Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
A man who'd reportedly been running around in the southeast valley while armed and nude has been shot by Metro Police ...
Police body-camera video shows man shoot Metro officers
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Before bullets flew in an exchange of gunfire between a suspect and a Metro Police officer, leaving the man dead and the officer wounded, Miguel Salas spent minutes sitting in ...
Police search for man who stole product from Las Vegas marijuana dispensary
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Las Vegas police are investigating a burglary at a southwest valley marijuana dispensary where a suspect on a bicycle made off with an undisclosed amount ...
Chance of rain subsides after day of flooding in Las Vegas
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
Six people were rescued from the wash behind the Linq on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday afternoon after major flooding from rain showers across ...
Woman attacked, slain in her southwest valley garage
Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
A woman was killed in an apparent attack and a struggle inside a garage of a southwest valley apartment complex Thursday night ...
Video: 4 suspects sought in robbery at Summerlin Costco
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Metro Police are seeking to identify four suspects who sprinted into a Summerlin Costco, broke a display case and stole items Wednesday night ...
Fatal shooting investigated at east valley apartment complex
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Homicide detectives are investigating after a person was shot and killed at an east valley apartment complex this evening ...
Suspected DUI driver is arrested after central-valley pedestrian death
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
A driver involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian crash Wednesday night near Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards was arrested on suspicion of being drunk ...
Troopers praised for saving woman who ran onto freeway
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
The Nevada Highway Patrol is praising two troopers for running in to traffic on Interstate 15 to save a woman who on two different occasions ran onto the freeway.
The unidentified troopers were ...
Man dead after police shootout is ID'd along with injured cop
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
Officials today identified a man who died after a shootout with Metro Police and the officer who he wounded on Tuesday ...
Police seek leads in slaying of man found in burning car
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017
In an effort to drum up leads, Metro Police today released a photo of a slaying victim and video of a car that was set on fire and ...
Pedestrian hit, killed in Las Vegas crash
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night at Martin Luther King and Lake Mead boulevards ...
3-year-old drowns in east valley swimming pool
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
A toddler has died in an apparent drowning reported Wednesday night in an east valley neighborhood. The 3-year-old child reportedly fell into a pool and died at ...
Police: Murder suspect planned to kill, rob woman during breakfast date
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
The victim’s intentions were to reconnect with an 18-year-old man she’d met online earlier this year, so she invited him over for breakfast at her apartment ...
Teacher accused of grabbing boy, 4, said bruises were result of tantrum
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
A 4-year-old student at Ruthe Deskin Elementary School was allegedly grabbed and shaken hard enough by his teacher that it left marks on his arms ...
Police seek help to ID suspect in robbery at convenience store
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
Metro Police are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery at a central valley convenience store last month. The robbery was reported about 11 a.m. on July 15 at ...
Henderson man, 28, gets 14 years in receipt of child pornography case
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017
A 28-year-old Henderson man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for receiving child pornography after authorities discovered hundreds of pictures and ...
Police: Suspect who shot Metro officer then killed self was tracked via stolen phone
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Before turning the gun on himself, a suspect exchanged gunfire with Metro Police officers investigating a report of a stolen phone Tuesday afternoon, shooting one officer in the chest and abdomen, and barely missing the other, whose gun belt deflected a round ...
Police looking for possible links in marijuana dispensary break-ins
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
Detectives are investigating whether a burglary at a Las Vegas marijuana dispensary early Saturday might be linked to a string of similar break-ins at dispensaries and ...
Police: Boy, 3, dies after apparently shooting himself
Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017
A 3-year-old boy is dead after suffering an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound today in the southwest valley. The boy died at ...
Victim's girlfriend, suspect agreed to meet night of fatal shooting
Saturday, July 29, 2017
A woman who had “vented her disappointment” about the way her boyfriend had treated her, summoned a friend earlier this month, according to a Metro Police arrest report. ...
Officer fires at suspect during burglary at Las Vegas pot dispensary
Saturday, July 29, 2017
A Metro Police officer fired a shotgun at a crowbar-wielding suspect during a chase of three men who allegedly burglarized a central valley marijuana dispensary early today, officials reported. No one was injured, but four suspects ...
Apartment fire leaves 17 Henderson residents displaced
Friday, July 28, 2017
A cooking fire in a Henderson apartment left 17 residents without a home early today and caused about $290,000 in damage ...
Girl, 17, killed in overnight crash; driver sought
Friday, July 28, 2017
North Las Vegas Police say they are looking for two males who fled after a single-vehicle crash early today that killed a 17-year-old girl and ...
Police: Teacher arrested after corporal punishment incident
Friday, July 28, 2017
A special education teacher from Ruthe Deskin Elementary School was arrested today in connection with the corporal punishment of a student, according to ...
Teen arrested in stabbing death of woman at apartment
Friday, July 28, 2017
A teen has been arrested in the death of a woman found stabbed earlier this month at her apartment near Vegas and Torrey Pines drives, according to jail booking logs. Steven Olsen, 18, was ...
Suspect who led police on chase into NLV was shot 19 times and survived
Thursday, July 27, 2017
In the aftermath of a gunfight between Metro Police and a man fleeing from them on Monday, in which 31 rounds were fired in quick succession, the suspect lay on the ground ...
Police investigating shooting in east Las Vegas valley
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Metro Police say they are investigating an east valley shooting in which a man was struck in the ...
'Save my son’s health care': New TV ads seek to pressure Heller
Thursday, July 27, 2017
A health care advocacy group has purchased TV spots in Nevada that target U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, urging him to oppose congressional efforts the repeal the Affordable Care Act ...
Father, 4-year-old son in murder-suicide identified
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A man fatally stabbed his 4-year-old son, wounded his ex-girlfriend and took his own life Wednesday night in a southwest valley house, a horror witnessed by ...
Nevadans warned of Make-A-Wish Foundation scam
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
State officials are warning Nevadans of a ploy by scammers who use the Make-A-Wish Foundation to steal money ...
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at apartment complex
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of an east valley apartment complex earlier this month, according to Metro Police.
Quinton Reese, 35, was arrested on Tuesday without incident in ...
Man wounded in shooting during police chase identified
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
A man shot by Metro Police on Monday when he allegedly shot at officers after a car chase has been identified through jail booking logs as ...
Why fallen North Las Vegas detective was honored at Yankee Stadium
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
The New York Yankees honored fallen North Las Vegas Police Detective Chad Parque Tuesday night by displaying his photo and name on a jumbotron at Yankee Stadium as ...
Argument over vodka led to fatal stabbing of homeless man, police say
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A suspect who was captured on surveillance images slashing a victim in the neck and chest area told detectives that the fatal encounter Friday developed from an argument over vodka ...
Man robs Las Vegas bank at gunpoint, takes 3 hostages, is captured
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
An armed suspect who robbed a bank just east of the Strip this evening took three hostages, who’ve since been released. The suspect has since ...
Man who tried to delete thousands of child-porn images gets 6 years
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A man who barricaded himself and tried to delete roughly 8,000 files containing child pornography while Metro Police served a search warrant has been ordered to serve 6 1/2 years in prison ...
Man accused of using Facebook to lure girl, 13, for sex
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A man used Facebook’s Messenger application to lure a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him, a Metro Police arrest report alleges. Edwin Lima, 24, is being held without bail at ...
Injured hiker rescued at Red Rock Canyon
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Crews today rescued a hiker who “fell into difficult terrain” and suffered serious injuries at Red Rock Canyon, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. Officials announced ...
Man, woman injured in shootout with police after chase
Monday, July 24, 2017
A man and a woman were wounded by gunfire in a shootout between the man and Metro Police officers following a “lengthy” car pursuit that ended in North Las Vegas ...
Law enforcement on target: How Metro officers, SWAT and FBI agents are trained to use deadly force
Sunday, July 23, 2017
In a remote mountainside area of the valley, Metro Police and the FBI train officers and agents to fire a range of weapons under conditions that mimic what they might see in the field. ...
Police ask for help in locating missing teen
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A teenage girl who was reported missing in Portland, Ore., and may be accompanied by a male could be in or traveling to the Las Vegas area, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. ...
Woman injured in shooting related to domestic violence
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A woman was wounded in a domestic-violence-related shooting in the northeast valley this afternoon, according to Metro Police.
Man arrested in connection to fatal stabbing of a homeless man
Saturday, July 22, 2017
A man arrested Friday after the fatal stabbing of a homeless man near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road was jailed on a count of murder with a deadly weapon, according to Metro Police. ...
Girl, 4, hospitalized after being pulled from house fire
Friday, July 21, 2017
A 4-year-old girl was rescued and hospitalized in serious condition following a west valley house fire Friday night ...

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