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December 21, 2015 - Sheriff Joe Lombardo met with the media today to discuss additional details of the December 20, 2015 incident on the Las Vegas Strip where one person was killed and dozens of people injured after a woman in a vehicle struck pedestrians on a sidewalk. At a pproximately 6:37 p.m. LVMPD patrol officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard to investigate numerous 911 calls of a car striking dozens of pedestrians on a sidewalk in front of the Paris Hotel and Casino.
Arriving officers located many injured people on the sidewalk s between Planet Hollywood, Paris and Bally’s. Las Vegas Boulevard was shut down between Harmon Avenue and Flamingo Road while medical personnel transported the injured to the UMC Trauma Center, Sunrise Trauma Center, Spring Valley Hospital, and Desert Springs Hospital. One person was later pronounced deceased at the UMC Trauma Center.
About 30 minutes after the initial incident was reported, an adult female, later identified as 24 - year old Lakeisha Holloway, went to the valet area of the Tuscany Hotel located at 255 East Flamingo Road, and asked an employee to call the police. It was believed Holloway was involved in the incident on the Strip and she was taken into custody without incident. A three - year old female was in the vehicle with Holloway who was believed to be her daughter. The child was uninjured and was turned over to Child Protective Services where they will assist in locating other family members.
The investigation indicated t his incident was intentional and as a result of the investigation initiated by multiple details of the LVMPD, Holloway was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where she currently faces the following charges:
- Murder with a Deadly Weapon
- Child Abuse or Neglect (felony)
- Leaving the Scene of an Accident (felony)
Once the remaining victims’ statements and medical records are put together, it is anticipa ted that Holloway will face a multitude of other charges.
The video from today’s press conference can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/jle_VNl_2_0
This is the 128 th homicide investigated by the LVMPD in 2015. The identity of the deceased victim, as well as the c ause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The booking photo of Lakeisha Holloway accompanies this release.
This investigation remains ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702 - 828 - 3521, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702 - 385 - 5555, on the internet at www.cr imestoppersofnv.com , or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.