Police find woman dead, man wounded
A woman was killed and a man critically injured in a murder-suicide attempt in a gated northwest valley community Monday afternoon, authorities said.
Las Vegas police Lt. Lew Roberts said the two were boyfriend and girlfriend and were in a domestic dispute at the home, on the 7800 block of Brookfield Cove Avenue, near Grand Teton Drive and Cimarron Road.
Police received a call from the man about 1:25 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the man inside the home. He had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The woman was found shot to death in the kitchen of the home, Roberts said.
No names were released. The man was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition. Investigators said they think he shot the woman.
Roberts said the couple lived in the gated community of San Marino Circle.
LAS VEGAS BOULEVARD ACCIDENT
Victim in collision was Henderson man
The Nevada Highway Patrol has identified the man killed in an accident Friday as 20-year-old Jonathon David Lee Williams of Henderson.
Williams was northbound on Las Vegas Boulevard about a mile north of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway when, for reasons unknown, his Jeep Cherokee drifted into southbound traffic and into the path of a gravel truck.
The driver of the gravel truck steered sharply to the right but could not avoid the Jeep, the Highway Patrol said. The front left of the Jeep struck the left side of the truck.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
44TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY EVENT
MDA Telethon raises nearly $60.5 million
Officials with the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon say contributions and pledges from this year’s Labor Day event totaled nearly $60.5 million despite the tough economy.
Officials say the funds will allow the Muscular Dystrophy Association to continue funding worldwide research to find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy and related diseases.
Lewis, the Tucson, Ariz.-based MDA’s national chairman, thanked the donors for their generosity Monday.
He said that though the total was down from last year’s record $65 million, the collection was an amazing accomplishment considering the state of the nation’s economy.
The 44th annual telethon was broadcast from the South Point hotel-casino.