Man arrested in shooting at bus stop near school
Clark County School District police on Monday arrested a man in connection with the Nov. 13 shooting at a bus stop near Ries Elementary School.
Antoine L. Ford faces three counts of child endangerment and one count of possession of stolen property in the incident involving two 7-year-old boys, one who brought the 9 mm handgun to the bus stop and one who fired the weapon at an unoccupied car near the southwest valley school.
School police said Ford had possession of the stolen weapon and knew that it was unsecured and in close proximity of young children.
Sources told the Review-Journal last week that Ford is the boyfriend of the mother of one of the boys involved in the shooting.
The two boys won’t face charges, police said. Under Nevada law, children 7 years old and younger cannot be charged with a crime.
Juvenile arrested in sex assault case at St. Jude’s Ranch
A female juvenile at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children has been arrested on two counts of sexual assault and three counts of open and gross lewdness, according to Boulder City police.
Officers were called to the facility at 12:10 p.m. Monday on a sexual assault report. The girl was arrested and booked into the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center. Police did not release additional information about the incident at the nonprofit facility that provides services to abused, abandoned and neglected children.
Boulder City police Chief Thomas Finn said in a news release that staff at St. Jude’s followed “all protocols and procedures” and immediately notified police when they learned of the incident.
Anybody with information about the incident is encouraged to call Detective Michelle Isham at 293-9224 ext. 376.
Shooter still being sought in nonfatal incident on Strip
A shooting on the Strip late Friday left one man hospitalized and two others in custody, the Review-Journal learned Tuesday.
Las Vegas police spokesman Ramon Denby said a group of pedestrians were in a crosswalk heading from Flamingo Road to Las Vegas Boulevard near Caesars Palace when the driver of a vehicle, annoyed that an elderly woman in the group was moving too slowly, begin yelling at the group.
The argument escalated when the driver pulled the vehicle forward, allegedly “tapping” the woman, he said, and a fight broke out between four people from the vehicle and an unnamed number of people on the street.
During the incident, one male suspect returned to the vehicle, retrieved a handgun, and fired into the crowd, striking a man in the thigh, Denby said.
Two suspects later were arrested, Denby said, but the shooter was not among the two. He said police have a “good lead” on the shooter, but would not disclose names of any suspects.
The man who was struck was treated at an area hospital and released, he said.