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SPRING POINT APARTMENTS

California man shot, killed by police ID’d

The man shot and killed by Las Vegas police late Sunday has been identified as 24-year-old Anthony Antwan Davis of Lancaster, Calif.

He died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Clark County coroner’s office determined.

Las Vegas police said a detective and a sergeant were investigating gang activity at the Spring Point apartments, at 3700 Shirebrook Drive, near Pecos Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

The two were talking to Davis about 11:55 p.m. He began walking away from them and pulled out a handgun, according to police. The detective and the sergeant tried to take the gun from him, police said, and Davis fired once.

The sergeant fired his weapon once, striking Davis and killing him, police said.

A witness said Davis had his hands bound and was lying on the ground when he was shot.

The names of the sergeant and the detective, who were both placed on routine paid administrative leave, will be made available 48 hours after the shooting. A coroner’s inquest will be scheduled to determine whether deadly force was justified.

RAINBOW BOULEVARD CRASH

Man who died Monday in bus crash identified

The Las Vegas man who died Monday after crashing his car into a Citizens Area Transit bus has been identified as David John Pagach, 47.

Pagach was driving a 1985 Mercury Cougar in the northbound right lane of Rainbow Boulevard, north of Vegas Drive, about 11:40 a.m.

He drifted to the right and rear-ended a CAT bus that was stopped to load and unload passengers, police said.

He was taken to University Medical Center, where he died.

LAS VEGAS BELTWAY FATALITY

Motorist dies after veering into traffic

A woman died Tuesday morning after she veered into oncoming traffic on the northern Las Vegas Beltway.

The woman, whose name was not available, was driving west on the beltway between Losee Road and Aliante Parkway shortly before 8 a.m. in a silver Toyota sedan, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

She lost control of her car and crossed the dirt median into eastbound traffic. The right rear of her car struck the front of a Chrysler 300 driving in the left lane, trooper Kevin Honea said.

Las Vegas police confirmed the driver of the Chrysler was a Metropolitan Police Department captain. Officials have not identified the man.

The front of the victim’s car then clipped the side of a white pickup in the right lane, causing the truck to overturn.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup was airlifted to University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to Honea. The driver of the Chrysler was taken to UMC with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, he said.

SUNDAY NIGHT CRASH

Man, 29, dies after striking pickup

A 29-year-old Las Vegas man died when he drove into traffic at the intersection of State Route 160 and El Capitan Way late Sunday.

Nelson Earl Bernardo was driving north on El Capitan when he drove into the intersection at 11:55 p.m. He failed to yield to traffic on State Route 160, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The red 2007 Toyota Corolla Bernardo was driving struck the right side of a 2000 Ford Explorer eastbound on State Route 160. The Explorer flipped onto its roof and struck an oncoming 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup, according to the highway patrol.

Bernardo died at the scene.

DOMESTIC DISPUTE

Man bites off part of victim’s ear, police say

A 26-year-old Reno man has been arrested after police say he bit off part of his ex-brother-in-law’s ear during a domestic dispute.

Police say Ramon Reyes-Galvin had gone to his former relative’s home Monday afternoon to confront him about the deportation of another family member. The two began to fight and Reyes-Galvin allegedly bit off a small part of the victim’s ear.

Reyes-Galvin fled the scene, but surrendered to police a few hours later. He has been booked into the Washoe County Jail on suspicion of mayhem, battery with substantial bodily harm, domestic violence.

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