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Man accused of shooting, killing man in Henderson arrested by police

A 38-year-old man wanted in connection with the killing of another man was arrested Friday afternoon in Henderson.

Gerald Polk, a four-time convicted felon, is being held in the Henderson Detention Center on the following charges:

Open murder

Possessing a firearm by a prohibited person and possessing narcotics for sale

Polk is accused of shooting the man in the stairwell of the Lakewood Cove apartment complex after a verbal dispute. The victim was shot in buttocks and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Polk is accused of shooting and killing a 32-year-old man who was found at approximately 2 a.m. Friday morning at the Lakewood Cove Apartments located in the 1100 block of Center Street.

Henderson Police said officers were following up on a tip when they found Polk in the 500 block of Holick Avenue in Henderson. Polk was arrested at that location around 10:30 a.m... Read More

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2 dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

Henderson Police investigated the death of a 55-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide.

According to officers, the couple was found around 2:50 p.m. lying in the desert area near the intersection of East Larson Lane and Gilespie Street. A person walking by noticed the man lying on the ground next
to a silver Chevrolet Cruz.

Henderson Police said the passerby tried to get a response from the man, but couldn't so he called the police. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they pronounced the man dead, right before they found the woman's body.

Both the male and female appeared to have died from gunshot wounds.

The names of the couple will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Officer pending next of kin notification... Read More

Authorities name man dead after 5-vehicle crash in Henderson

Authorities have identified a 54-year-old man who was pronounced dead after a five-vehicle crash in Henderson.

The Clark County coroner said Tuesday that Paul John Petronsky Jr. of Henderson died after the crash about 1:45 p.m. Monday at Warm Springs Road and Stephanie Street. Officials say it will take several weeks to determine his cause of death.

Henderson police say another man was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima Campus for treatment of injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening. His name wasn't made public.

Police say Petronsky may have had a medical episode before the BMW he was driving hit other vehicles.

Paramedics weren't able to resuscitate Petronsky. He was pronounced dead at nearby Henderson Hospital... Read More

1 killed in crash near Stephanie and Warm Springs; area expected to be closed for hours

Henderson Police investigated a fatal crash near N. Stephanie Street and W. Warm Springs Road Monday afternoon. Officers said the intersection is expected to be closed for the next several hours.

According to police, two people were hurt in the multiple-vehicle crash, but are said to have sustained non-life threatening injuries. They were taken to St. Rose and Henderson hospitals.

Police said the one person killed died at the scene.

The exact cause of the crash is unknown.

8 News NOW has a crew on the way to the scene. We'll have the latest on the crash in a live report on 8 News NOW at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m... Read More

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Police arrest man allegedly connected to bank robberies at same bank

Henderson Police arrested a man who allegedly robbed the same bank twice.

According to police, 31-year-old Anthony Hylton was arrested on Jan. 31 for robbing the Citibank located at 10211 S. Eastern Avenue.

Henderson Police said on Oct. 7, the suspect entered the Citibank around 10 a.m. and showed a gun as he demanded money from bank employees. Officers said Hylton then fired one round into the ground from a .45 caliber handgun before leaving the area in a black SUV with an undisclosed amount of cash.

On Jan. 17 at about 12 p.m., Hylton returned to the bank and once again demanded money after showing a gun, officers said.

Henderson Police said bank employees recognized the suspect as the same suspect from the previous robbery. The suspect stole an undisclosed
amount of cash from the teller drawer. Police said he once again fled the scene in the same black SUV.

No one was injured during either of the two robberies... Read More

Sources: Home targeted in burglary belongs to Floyd Mayweather

A home belonging to boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was burglarized over the weekend, according to Las Vegas police sources.

The break in occurred in a home on Wood Creek Court on Southern Highlands golf course sometime between Friday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 27.

According to police, it is believed several items of value were taken.

Mayweather was in Los Angeles celebrating his 40th birthday.

At this time, no suspect/s have been identified and no further information is available... Read More

Suspect accused of robbing woman at Sunset Station arrested

Henderson Police arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the robbery of an 80-year-old woman playing slot machines at Sunset Station on Feb. 20.

Darnell Webster, 54, is accused of hitting the woman in the head as she was playing on a slot machine, grabbing her purse and running out of the casino.

Police were able to determine that Webster used the victim's credit cards after the robbery. Surveillance video helped police identify Webster and his vehicle. Webster had embezzled the car from a Henderson Kia dealership, police said.

He was taken into custody at his home Friday.

He was booked into the Henderson Detention Center. He is facing charges of robbery, burglary and attempted burglary... Read More