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Nationwide Alert Issued to Find Fraud Suspect's Real Identity

LAS VEGAS -- A nationwide alert has been issued in an attempt to find out the identity of a fraud suspect who applied for a Nevada ID card.

The man was arrested at the DMV office on E. Sahara on Nov. 22 when he applied for an identification card under the name of Frank Anthony Bimbo. DMV officials say they have found at least 11 different identities for the man.

The suspect is being help at the Clark County Detention Center as a John Doe. He is believed to be between 23 and 38 years old. He is facing multiple charges under different identities.

Anyone with information on his real identity is asked to call the DMV Compliance Enforcement Division at (702)486-8626.

Metro Investigating Shooting at Gas Station

LAS VEGAS -- A gas station clerk is in the hospital after being shot during an attempted robbery. The shooting happened at a Sinclair gas station near Mojave Road and Desert Inn.

Police are still on the search for the two suspects responsible for the shooting.

"I live in this neighborhood and it's very scary and threatening. We do business everyday and you never know when that might happen," said gas station customer Mark Sells.

Police say the robbers came in the store around 6:30 a.m., one armed with a handgun. Authorities say there was a quick exchange of words between those suspects and the clerk and the clerk was shot once in the stomach area.

Police say the suspects reached into the cash register and then fled on foot.

Coroner Identifies Body Found in Desert

LAS VEGAS -- The Clark County Coroners officer has identified the man whose body was found in the desert over the weekend.

The murder victim is identified as 44-year-old James Davis. The coroners office says the death was the result of blunt force to the head.

Davis' body was found Saturday in a desert area near Polaris Avenue and Russell Road.  

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call either the Metro at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

BREAKING NEWS: Wind Advisory and Freeze Watch Issued

LAS VEGAS -- A wind advisory has been issued starting at 3 p.m. and lasting until midnight for Clark County and southern Nye County and a freeze watch will be in effect Wednesday night.

Winds are expected to be gusting between 20 to 30 mph and with gusts possible to 50 mph. There is also a slight chance of rain. The temperature will drop Wednesday and is expected to be in the 40's on Thanksgiving Day making it one of the coldest in recent years.

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A freeze watch is in effect from Wednesday night to Friday morning. Some neighborhoods could see temperatures in the 20's.

 

Shooting Leaves One Dead in South Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide at the Emerald Suites at 9145 Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Police were called earlier Thursday afternoon and found a victim dead with a gunshot in the neck. According to police, a suspect has been taken into custody.

Metro Identifies Officers Involved in Shootings Monday

LAS VEGAS -- Metro police have identified the officers involved in two officer involved shootings that happened on Monday.

In the first shooting, 36-year-old Officer Sean Miller shot a suspect around 6 a.m. in front of a convenience store at Desert Inn and Pecos-McLeod. Miller has been with the department since 2007.

In the second officer involved shooting on Monday, there were three officers who fired at the suspect. They have been identified as 26-year-old Michael Franco who has been with the department since 2009, 39-year-old Philip Zaragoza who has been on the force since 2008, and 29-year-old Peter Kruse who has been with Metro since 2005.

Police say the officers shot and killed a robbery suspect who was holding a woman bartender hostage and threatening her with a knife at a PT's PUB near Nellis and Sahara.

I-Team: New Squad Cracking Down on Crime on the Strip

LAS VEGAS -- If you are like most Las Vegas locals, you probably don't stroll down the Strip on a Friday or Saturday night -- at least not very often. If you did, you would notice an amazing transformation that's unfolded over the past two years, and not in a good way.

The sidewalks have been overrun with hucksters, smut peddlers and criminal types who are a threat to an enjoyable experience for tourists and locals alike. The guys handing out fliers from escort services now number in the hundreds, and they compete for sidewalk space with costumed super heroes and other characters. But it's the other less obvious types who represent a threat, according to Las Vegas police.

Two months ago, Sheriff Doug Gillespie accepted a challenge from his officers and walked down the Strip in his civilian clothes. He was astonished by what has happened, so he formed a new team to deal with it. And they have their hands full.