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Man pleads guilty in Aug. 4 shooting

A man who shot and wounded two people at Caesars Palace about a year ago pleaded guilty to attempted murder Monday.

Richard Shepherd, 35, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder with a deadly weapon for shooting and wounding Vance Davis and Markael Ballou on Aug. 4.

Shepherd could be sentenced to two to 20 years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19.

Authorities said Shepherd opened fire after he got into a fight with several others.


26-year-old man facing murder charges

A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday in the June 29 slaying of a man outside a northeast Las Vegas apartment complex.

Las Vegas police booked Adan Garcia on one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

According to Garcia’s arrest report, witnesses said he shot 24-year-old Eduardo Medina-Padilla during an argument about 2:50 a.m.

One witness said Medina-Padilla walked up to a group of men who had been involved in fights at an apartment complex at 2950 Clifford St., near Pecos Road and North Las Vegas Boulevard.

Medina-Padilla asked Garcia where he was from and began to confront him, according to the arrest report. Garcia backed away and fired several shots at Medina-Padilla, the report states.

Garcia told police he heard shots had been fired during a fight but left the complex to go to his brother’s house.


Computer glitch causes delays

A computer problem caused long lines Tuesday morning in Department of Motor Vehicles offices across the state.

DMV spokesman Tom Jacobs said computers could not connect properly and access the department’s database when offices opened at 8 a.m. The problem was fixed at 9:26 a.m.

People who could not wait during the outage were given passes that allow them to go to the front of lines when they return to the DMV.

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Clark County GOP meeting on Passover nixed

A canceled Clark County Republican Party meeting was rescheduled to take place on April 5, which is Passover, until it was rescheduled at the request of Jewish members.