Police chase ends with two held for questioning in slaying


Two men were detained for questioning in a slaying after leading police on a chase through the valley Tuesday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.

Police spokesman Jacinto Rivera said the chase ended about 4 p.m. at Tropicana Avenue and Mountain Vista Street, when a patrol vehicle used a "pit maneuver" to stop the fleeing vehicle.

In the maneuver, a police car clips a rear corner of a fleeing vehicle to force it into a sideways skid, ultimately stopping it.

The vehicle, a white Toyota Camry, sustained heavy damage to its front and was impounded as evidence, Rivera said.

The investigation was ongoing Tuesday night.

Rivera said the car and its occupants first fled from police in the area of the agency's Bolden Area Command, near Lake Mead and Martin Luther King boulevards.

The vehicle was followed by patrol cars and a helicopter.

After the car was stopped, two men, who were not identified, were detained for questioning in a slaying that occurred Monday morning.

Police said a man was found shot in the street about 7:45 a.m. Monday in the 2600 block of Lynnwood Street, near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road.

Police said neighbors heard several gunshots and screams.

Afterward, police were searching for three men in their 20s driving a white van with a stripe, possibly a Plymouth Voyager.

Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.

 

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