2 killed, 1 wounded in Las Vegas shooting, police gun battle
LAS VEGAS (AP) — One suspect was killed and a second wounded during a shootout Wednesday with police in downtown Las Vegas, hours after the pair was involved in the fatal shooting of another man, authorities said.
The gunfire began at around 7: 30 a. m. when an unidentified man was fatally shot at a car wash.
About two hours later, police said they saw a vehicle matching the description of the one the suspects were driving, Las Vegas police Capt. Yasenia Yatomi said.
Police traded gunfire with the two suspects during a chase that ended with the SUV crashing into a wall at an elementary school, Yatomi said. One suspect then was fatally shot by police after he tried to flee on foot. The other, who was wounded by police, had made it onto the school grounds before he was taken into custody, Yatomi said. No other injuries were reported. The high- speed chase shut down traffic in an area covering several blocks of downtown Las Vegas.
The school was placed on lockdown while children inside were attending a summer program
The initial victim who was shot multiple times later died at University Medical Center.
Police did not immediately release any of the names of those involved.
▶CRANE BARRELS INTO CARS, OFFICER LEAPS INSIDE TO STOP IT:
HAUPPAUGE, N. Y. (AP) — A police officer who made a daring leap to stop a crane truck that smashed into four vehicles on the Long Island Expressway says the giant machine was “like a tank going down the road.”
Police say 47- year- old Brian Sinclair went about 9 miles ( 14 kilometers) after barreling through traffic around 6: 20 p. m. Tuesday in Ronkonkoma. They say the allegedly intoxicated driver only surrendered once Officer Joseph Goss jumped into the cab.
The 35- year- old Goss says he went into “panic mode” as the crane neared a heavily used exit, fearing that Sinclair was going to crash and kill someone.
Goss and three drivers were treated for minor injuries.
Sinclair was arraigned Wednesday on charges of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.
His lawyer says he’s innocent.
▶SOUTH DAKOTA MAN PURSUED FOR HIGH SPEED BEFORE FATAL CRASH:
YANKTON, S. D. (AP) — Authorities say a South Dakota man who caused a crash last week, killing himself and four other people, was being pursued for traveling at a high speed before the collision.
Yankton interim police Chief John Harris said Wednesday that the sergeant who attempted to stop 29- year- old Michael Worlie of Sioux Falls was operating within the scope of the department’s pursuit policy. Harris declined to identify the sergeant who pursued Worlie in the early hours of July 4 near Yankton.
Officials say the headlights of the car Worlie was driving shut off and the vehicle crossed into oncoming lanes, hitting another car. Worlie and his passenger died.
Three Yankton residents in the other car died, and a 12- year- old girl suffered life- threatening injuries.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol continues to investigate.
▶PROSECUTOR: MAN HAD BABY’S BODY FOR MONTHS BEFORE DUMPING:
JERSEY CITY, N. J. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with dumping his dead toddler’s body near train tracks had had the body for months.
They made the assertion Wednesday at a bail hearing for Travis Plummer.
The Richmond, Virginia man was arrested in Puerto Rico in April, a week after the girl’s body was found in a suitcase.
Authorities say Plummer took 23- month- old Te’Myah Layauna Plummer from her mother in Virginia last fall and traveled to New Jersey with the decomposing body wrapped inside a suitcase.
They believe he left the suitcase in a friend’s garage in Jersey City, and dumped it near the tracks after police came to the friend’s house in March.
Plummer has pleaded not guilty to improper disposal of human remains. A judge denied his request for bail Wednesday.
▶SHANNADE CLERMONT FROM ‘ BAD GIRLS CLUB’ CHARGED IN THEFT:
NEW YORK (AP) — A former cast member of the television reality series “Bad Girls Club” was arrested Wednesday on charges alleging she stole debit card information from a man who died shortly after a “prostitution date” with her.
Shannade Clermont, 24, was freed on $ 100,000 bail after she was charged with wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. She was arrested at LaGuardia Airport after she arrived on a flight.
Prosecutors said the man she visited in January 2017 was found dead of a drug overdose the next morning in his midtown Manhattan apartment. A loose and broken condom was found on the victim’s bed, according to court papers.
Her lawyer, Donald Duboulay, declined comment after representing Clermont at a brief initial appearance in Manhattan federal court.
As Clermont waited for Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn to enter the courtroom, Clermont looked toward her twin sister, Shannon, who was seated among spectators on a courtroom bench, and quietly mouthed “sorry.” She then sobbed. The sisters both dabbed at tears.
Authorities said Clermont used stolen debit card information to try to obtain over $ 20,000. They said she used the money to pay her rent and phone bills, buy plane tickets and make online purchases of clothing and other merchandise.