2 killed, 1 wounded in Las Ve­gas shoot­ing, po­lice gun bat­tle

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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.

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