News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Suspect involved in hit and run crash identified.

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News Update!!: Las Vegas, NV: Suspect involved in hit and run crash identified.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed the identity of the suspect involved in hit and run crash identified in the hit and run crash in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 20th, 2015.

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According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect has been identified as 24 year old Lakeisha N. Holloway from Portland, Oregon.

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The release of the suspect’s identity came during a news conference with more information and what charges this suspect is facing.

Lakeisha N. Holloway allegedly hit and ran over 36 people injuring them, including a 11 year old boy, and killed a person, identified as 32 year old Jessica Valenzuela of Buckeye, Arizona, at 2 different locations in Las Vegas, Nevada with her vehicle.

“We do have pretty detailed video that shows it was an intentional act. The suspect, Lakeisha Holloway, repeatedly drove her car over pedestrians. Some jumped on her car and banged on it, trying to get her to stop, but she didn’t,” said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

After the hit and run crash, police say, Lakeisha N. Holloway pulled into the valet parking area at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino, and told the valet to call 911 because she had hit several people.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is saying that she mentioned issues with the girls’ father after being taken into police custody, but the motive behind the act is still being determined.

Lakeisha N. Holloway had been living in the Las Vegas, Nevada area without money for about a week, along with her 3 year old daughter, who was in the car during the hit and run crash.

Lakeisha N. Holloway’s daughter was not injured and has been taken into protective custody.

No alcohol was found in Lakeisha N. Holloway’s system, though authorities believe she was on some sort of stimulant.

According to Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is having difficulty finding out information about Lakeisha N. Holloway’s background.

Lakeisha N. Holloway is believed to be from the Portland, Oregon area.

According to Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, the lack of information about Holloway’s background means they cannot completely rule out terrorism as a possible cause, but they do not believe terrorism was involved.

“The intentional act that occurred on the Boulevard is going to be very hard to explain at face value, so we’re working through that. But, I am comfortable saying now that I do not believe it to be an act of terrorism. But, with that admonishment, we are still working through it with the assistance of the FBI,” said Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo.

According to District Attorney Steve Wolfson, Lakeisha N. Holloway is faces one count of murder, and charges of attempted murder, child abuse and neglect, and leaving scene of accident are also being considered.

Lakeisha N. Holloway is being held without bail, and will face a judge either on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 or Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015.

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Earlier, the Clark County Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner (C.C.O.C.M.E.) has confirmed the identity of the person killed in the hit and run crash in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, December 20th, 2015.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, the deceased victim has been identified as 32 year old Jessica Valenzuela of Buckeye, Arizona.

** More information regarding the hit and run crash is at the following ZachNews on WordPress website address: **

https://zachnews.net/2015/12/20/news-update-las-vegas-nv-vehicle-hits-and-runs-down-multiple-people-along-the-sidewalk-at-2-different-locations/

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