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Ricardo Torres-Cortez


Ricardo Torres-Cortez is a public safety reporter for the Las Vegas Sun. Though he was born in Mexico and lived in Texas, he considers the Las Vegas Valley home. He previously covered breaking news at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and started at the Sun after graduating from UNLV in December 2015.

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Video shows man charge police with gun outside Laughlin casino
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Surveillance video from two Laughlin resorts shows a man putting a gun on the counter of two casino cages. But both times, his robbery attempts early Monday failed when ...
Off-duty Metro Police officer wounded in shootout
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
An off-duty Metro Police officer and two other people were wounded in a shootout as the officer was trying to diffuse a disturbance late Wednesday in the north valley, authorities said. The officer was ...
Major bust takes down Aryan prison gang that terrorized Las Vegas, authorities say
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019
Facing TV cameras and flanked by law enforcement representatives Wednesday, the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration in Nevada took the podium to speak about a major development regarding “one of the most dangerous gangs” in the Las Vegas Valley.
Woman, 20, arrested in shooting death of roommate
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
A 20-year-old woman was arrested Monday on a murder count in the shooting death of her roommate, who was shot earlier this month, according to Metro Police. Maya Santos was being held without ...
3-month ramp closure starting at Losee, 215 Beltway
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
The Losee Road on- and off-ramps at the 215 Beltway in the far northeast valley will be shut down for construction starting tonight for the ...
Las Vegas man, 65, dies after car crash
Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019
A 65-year-old Las Vegas man died after a single-car crash in the west valley this morning, according to Metro Police. The crash occurred about ...
Man accused of hacking ATMs for $125,000
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
A man is accused of using a computer hack known as “jackpotting” to get ATMs at a Primm gas station to erroneously spit out some $125,000, according to the ...
Police searching for suspect in carjacking
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
Metro Police say they are searching for a suspect in a carjacking Wednesday morning in the north valley. Police released photos of the suspect today via Twitter. The incident happened about ...
Police think fatal shooting a case of self-defense
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019
Homicide detectives think a man who allegedly shot and killed his roommate Monday in the northeast valley acted in self-defense, according to Metro Police. The man ...
Police: Suspect in attempted burglary shot in west valley
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
A suspect in an attempted burglary was shot in the west valley this afternoon, according to Metro Police. Three people were trying to break into a house in the 9300 block of Desert Inn Road, near ...