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I-Team sources: Metro police investigating room attendant's death at Bally's

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Metro police are investigating a guest room attendant’s death at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, sources tell the I-Team. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the woman as 61-year-old Basilisa Smith. Her body was discovered Sunday afternoon. She was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead just after 5:30 p.m.

It was unclear if she died from a homicide or another reason and her cause of death has not yet been determined.

Due to the early nature of the investigation, specific details about the woman or the circumstances have not been released. 

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred at Bally's early Sunday morning. There is no known connection between the incidents... Read More

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Ostrich bone used in attack on PetSmart customer, police report says

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A man facing an attempted murder charge in a Nov. 8 beating at a PetSmart store allegedly used a foot-and-a-half long ostrich bone to beat another man over the head, according to a Metro police report.

Juan Darius Hamilton, 22, was arrested a day after the incident at the PetSmart at 5915 S. Eastern Avenue in Las Vegas.

The two men were in the store when an argument broke out over face masks. Hamilton was apparently angry that others in the store weren't wearing a mask, according to the report. Details of that argument were unclear.

After leaving the store, Hamilton returned and grabbed a "Cape Ostrich bone" -- a dog treat sold in the store -- and hit the man in the head, according to the report. He then left the store... Read More

Other students injured, hospitalized in fraternity boxing match in prior years, says Valencia family

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The family of Nathan Valencia said it welcomes an investigation by the Nevada Athletic Commission following the death of the 20-year-old UNLV student after taking part in a fraternity boxing match.

Commission Chairman Stephen J. Cloobeck said the investigation will look into whether there were paramedics at the event and whether the referee was licensed and had been drinking alcohol at the event... Read More

Athletic commission blames UNLV in student's death following fraternity charity boxing event

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has launched an investigation into the fraternity charity boxing event that UNLV student Nathan Valencia took part in days before he died from blunt force head trauma.

During a live stream news conference Tuesday, Chairman Stephan J. Cloobeck said the commission takes this tragedy very seriously. "Our hearts go out to the Valencia family and loved ones," he said. "This is unnecessary and shouldn't have happened."

Valencia, 20, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity took part in the charity boxing event held by the Kappa Sigma fraternity on Nov. 19. He collapsed after his boxing match and died four days later.

Cloobeck said the commission doesn't have the ability to sanction the event but does have the ability to investigate it.

"This is a homicide as the coroner expressed," Cloobeck said. "This is an event that Metro needs to fully investigate as a homicide."... Read More

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I-Team Exclusive: Video shows referee drinking before fatal UNLV fraternity boxing match

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- The I-Team is revealing new video showing the moments before UNLV student Nathan Valencia participated in a fraternity boxing match for charity on November 19.

As the I-Team first reported, the 20-year-old collapsed shortly after his fight and died four days later. The Clark County Coroner's office ruled Valencia's death as a homicide due to blunt force trauma to the head.

The event was held by the Kappa Sigma fraternity, according to social media posts. Valencia was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

UNLV journalism student David Cruz attended the event and recorded video of several fights before Valencia's. "It was just fighting. Like there was no like boxing involved in it. Everybody was hitting each other in the back of the heads," Cruz told the I-Team.

Valencia's parents told the I-Team that they believe the referee was not a professional official. ... Read More

New video shows two men police say were involved in bus stop deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police have released surveillance video showing two suspects in a November 18 deadly shooting on the east side of the Las Vegas valley that left one man dead.

The shooting was reported around 2:49 a.m. near Boulder Highway and Nellis Boulevard.

According to Metro the victim was sitting at a bus stop when he was approached by two unidentified male suspects. The victim and one of the suspects got into a verbal dispute.

During the dispute, the suspect produced a firearm and shot the victim. The suspects fled the area, and the victim ran for help.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the two suspects captured on surveillance video near the scene of the shooting... Read More

FBI says Dayton mass shooter fantasized about killing for years; Henderson company named in lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The man who gunned down nine people in Dayton, Ohio, two years ago had fantasized about mass shootings, serial killings and murder-suicide for at least a decade before carrying out the Aug. 4, 2019, attack, the FBI said Monday as it announced the conclusion of its investigation.

The report comes as a Henderson company, Kyung Chang Industry USA Inc., was named in a lawsuit by several of the shooting victims' families.

Shooter Connor Betts didn't share specific details with friends or family members about his fantasies, underscoring the importance of people being attuned to subtle changes in an individual, the agency said.

A phenomenon known as “bystander fatigue” may account why no one reported Betts to authorities before the shooting, according to a two-page FBI summary of its report... Read More