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NHP releases video of trooper shooting carjacking suspect

The Nevada Highway Patrol released its preliminary findings and a video of the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by an NHP trooper during a Tuesday news conference.

The suspect, 28-year-old Javier Munoz, led NHP troopers on a chase from Las Vegas to Henderson with speeds reaching 100 mph.

Authorities said Munoz was shot by Trooper David Dudley, a 17-year veteran, after crashing a car stolen from a woman at a convenience store and trying to carjack another vehicle from a elderly man at a Cadillac dealership.

NHP Col. Dennis Osborne said Munoz didn't had a weapon on him, but posed a threat to the public.

"That vehicle is a 4,500 pound weapon," he said.

Officials say the woman at the convenience store was treated for minor injuries after trying to stop Munoz from stealing her black Scion near downtown Las Vegas.

Troopers chased the Scion after seeing it being driven erratically on U.S. 95... Read More

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Voters set record numbers first 2 days of early voting

As a key swing state, Nevada's votes really count for the 2016 election. Early voting started Saturday, Oct. 22, and according to Clark County, residents hit the polls in record numbers.

More than 70,000 people cast their ballots. Flor Cordona was one of those votes.

Cardona said she voted Saturday for the first time in her life.

"Sixteen years ago I didn't have papers; I didn't have a language; I didn't have nothing," Cardona said. "I only have dreams."

Cardona's pushing for other Latino's to vote early. However, Cardona isn't the only person making a push during early voting.

Both Democrats and Republicans have also made a final push across the state to sway voters who haven't made up their minds yet.

"Now is the time to really voice your concerns with what's happening with our country and the direction that you would like to see it going," said Catherine Cortez Masto, D-NV, United States Senate candidate... Read More

NHP trooper shoots carjacking suspect

Metro Police and Nevada Highway Patrol are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred near American Pacific Drive and Gibson Road.

NHP says a suspect carjacked a vehicle at a gas station near Fremont Street and Eastern Avenue leaving two people injured.

NHP says the suspect was driving erratically along southbound U.S. 95, prompting troopers to pursue the vehicle. The suspect hit a vehicle on the highway near the Charleston exit and eventually exited on Auto Show Drive where he attempted to carjack another vehicle from an elderly couple, NHP said.

The officer-involved shooting occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. when troopers attempted to take the man into custody... Read More

Henderson man builds solar-powered ice cream truck

A Henderson man has figured out how to keep ice cream cold using the sun. Harrel Remmer built a solar-powered ice cream truck.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro has the details about how the solar-powered ice cream truck works... Read More

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Henderson Police give tips on how to deal with a carjacker

A man carjacked a woman in her own driveway, and the woman fought back. But Henderson Police said not so fast.

"If they ever find themselves in this particular situation, don't fight back, said Scott Williams, Henderson Police. "It's not worth it; it's a vehicle. No car is worth it; no car is worth dying over."

On Wednesday, officers gave tips on how you should handle yourself should you encounter the same situation.

Henderson Police said the whole thing unfolded around 8 p.m. on Monday night when a man carjacked a woman at gunpoint. Officers said initially words were exchanged between the woman and the man, and then she threw the keys at the alleged thief attempting to fight back.

The victim, who 8 News NOW has decided not to name to protect her identity, said she responded the way she did because she feared being abducted. ... Read More

UNLV professor hospitalized after Henderson attack

A University of Nevada, Las Vegas law professor has been hospitalized after being attacked while jogging in Henderson.

Henderson Police Department spokeswoman Michelle French says Leslie Griffin, a constitutional law professor, was assaulted by a man on Friday. A passer-by found Griffin lying on the sidewalk, but French says the assailant tried to carjack the person who stopped to help.

Several other people stopped to help Griffin and persuaded her attacker to stay on scene until police arrived.

A 23-year-old man was arrested at the scene and faces charges of attempted robbery and battery resulting in serious bodily harm... Read More

Surveillance video captures robbery at Henderson pizzeria

An expensive problem seems to be growing for small business owners in Green Valley.

Alfredo Calderon, the owner of Gators Pizza, says he's a small time business owner, just trying to make a living.

"The reason I built this place was to be able to have a pizza place that serves the community," Calderon said.

But it's a task that can be almost impossible these days.

"It was just shocking -- like a vacuum," Calderon said. "You feel like someone has just ripped you off out of your heart."

The father and son duo just celebrated their one year anniversary with gators pizza. Calderon said he hoped it'd be a spot Green Valley High School students could go and unwind after school.

"They always complained that they didn't have a place to go," Calderon said.

However, the excitement dissipated over the weekend... Read More