Hundreds take part in 'I Love My City March' in Bolden area

People take part in the “I Love My City March” on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in Las Vegas. (KSNV)

Since the start of the year, Bolden Area Command located north/northwest of downtown has had eight murders and 38 reported shootings. Three murders in the area remain unsolved.

Jared Medina was murdered after he got into a fight and was shot in the back near Washington and Lake Mead about 3 a.m. on January 5. Police said they don’t have any leads on Medina’s case, but they hope the community will be able to help find the killer. Two other homicide cases, Reginald Carr and Dionne Sheffield are also pending. No arrests have been made in either of these homicides that also happened in the same area.

Medina’s mother, Saida Maldonado, said she wants closure for her and her family. She said she is sad police have yet to make an arrest in her son's case.

"We want to know what happened. Why somebody want to shoot him on the back?" Maldonado said.

As police try to reduce violent crime, community based outreach can help with their mission. On Saturday, police teamed up with faith-based groups like Victory Outreach Church to participate in the “I love my city” march. Hundreds gathered at the march for festivities and to build community relationships.

"Conflict resolution has to be key and I think that's one of the problems we have is how to resolve conflict without resulting to a firearm," Captain Robert Plummer said.

Plummer has been in law enforcement for 26 years and want to make an impact on violent crime before he retires.

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