North Las Vegas police detained a man late Sunday in connection with a homicide investigation that started when a man’s body was found in a street earlier in the day.
On the morning of Jan. 4, 2010, a Monday after a long holiday weekend, all kinds of professionals were returning to work at the Lloyd George U.S. Courthouse in downtown Las Vegas. But this would be no ordinary day, no ordinary year, for those caught in the crossfire that cool winter morning.
Stan Cooper had a New Year’s tradition: He always cooked a pot of black-eyed peas and made his children eat at least a spoonful for good luck.
Visitors to the Strip said the streets were tame and party-goers were staying warm inside casinos until shortly before midnight, when crowds emerged to take in the fireworks show.
A North Las Vegas police SWAT officer shot a man while trying to disarm him just after midnight New Year’s Day, the first officer-involved shooting for the department in two years, and the first for the valley in 2011.