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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) announced that Herbert Muskin, a veteran of World War II, died following a police chase involving robbery suspects. Muskin, who served as a captain in the U.S. Army, was driving home with his wife Sherry when a driver fleeing from police crashed into the back of their car. The collision occurred while they were stopped at a red light near Sunset Road and Stephanie Street in Henderson on March 1st.
A World War II veteran has died after he was involved in a police pursuit of robbery suspects, Las Vegas police said.https://t.co/ixEGOfLH1B
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Muskin’s family reported that he was recuperating from the injuries sustained in the accident during an interview on March 22. However, he passed away on March 30th, while receiving treatment at Sunrise Hospital.
According to reports, Kassandra Alvarez, a 29-year-old robbery suspect, was driving a stolen Mercedes Benz along with two accomplices after robbing a business near the 4600 block of West Sahara Avenue in Las Vegas. Two police officers attempted to stop the car, but Alvarez evaded them and collided with Muskin’s car in Henderson. Lorraine Alvarado, one of the suspects, ran from the car and aimed a firearm at the police, who fired their guns and hit her. She was rushed to Sunrise Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.
The tragic incident has shaken the local community, and Muskin’s contributions to the country and the military will never be forgotten. The LVMPD continues to investigate the incident and has expressed condolences to Muskin’s family.