A partially decomposed body found Sunday evening near Mount Charleston was that of a man who had been stabbed to death, Las Vegas police said.
Las Vegas police touted a decrease in violent crime when they released their 2017 statistics, but several criminologists say the drop — less than 1 percent — is insignificant. The department’s homicide numbers also contain some discrepancies.
Investigators have determined a minivan driver charged with murder in his girlfriend’s death “floored” the car in reverse and intentionally ran her over north of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a police report.
The man who died was Yaphette Johnson, 24, the Clark County coroner’s office said. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.
Officers are interested in speaking to anybody with knowledge of who last spoke with Angel Gutierrez, 37, before he was shot about 7:50 p.m. Dec. 1 on the 4000 block of East Bonanza Road, near Lamb Boulevard.
A homeless man who was stabbed to death in the south central valley late last month has been identified as Michael Lyndon Patty, 55.
Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect in a shooting that left a man in an SUV in front of Devonshire Apartments in the southeast valley Monday.
Clark County has stopped releasing autopsy reports for all 58 victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting, despite a district judge’s ruling that the reports are public records.
Las Vegas homicide detectives have opened an investigation into the death of a woman more than a month after she was beaten in the eastern valley.
Neighbors heard yelling, then gunshots, just before 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 2200 block of Superior Position Street, where responding officers found 36-year-old Antonio Wilson of North Las Vegas lying in the street.