Officer shoots male during altercation

A North Las Vegas police officer shot and killed an individual described as a male in his mid-teens to mid-20s Friday night during a physical altercation.

Sgt. Tim Bedwell said the incident happened near the intersection of Ann Road and Revere Street about 7:20 p.m.

The officer, whose name was not released, made contact with at least one person and ended up firing his weapon during the confrontation.

The officer was not injured.

No additional details were immediately available.


Man shot to death in trailer park ID’d

The man killed in a North Las Vegas trailer park Thursday has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Jorge Lopez-Ramirez.

The 21-year-old North Las Vegas man was one of two people shot at the Green Spot Village Trailer Park, 2537 Las Vegas Blvd. North, near City Center Drive, about 7:30 p.m.

Lopez-Ramirez and an unidentified 26-year-old man were taken to University Medical Center for their injuries. Lopez-Ramirez later died.

North Las Vegas police had not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting and had no motives as of Friday afternoon. They were looking for a dark red or maroon 2007 or 2008 Nissan Altima sedan with Nevada license plate 238V last seen in the area at the time of the shooting.


Men held in slaying of their brother-in-law

Las Vegas police arrested two brothers this week in the Jan. 9 slaying of their brother-in-law.

Ronnie Brass, 28, and Jermaine Brass, 24, were arrested and held without bail Monday on charges of murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

According to their arrest reports, they shot 39-year-old Ernest Mitchell while he was standing in the doorway of his house, at 5504 Reiter Ave., near Smoke Ranch Road and Jones Boulevard, about 7 p.m.

Mitchell’s wife, Katrina Brass, told police Mitchell blamed her brothers for burglarizing his home the day before, according to the arrest report. Some tires and rims were stolen.

Her brothers arrived at his house to confront Mitchell over the accusation on Jan. 9, and while Mitchell was arguing with Ronnie Brass in the doorway, Jermaine Brass rounded a corner and shot Mitchell, the report said.

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