Las Vegas, NV - December 15, 2015 - On December 14, 2015 at approximately 8:20 p.m., LVMPD patrol officers responded to the 300 block of North Nellis Boulevard to investigate a report of an armed robbery to a citizen. During the course of the instigation, officers received information on the suspect’s vehicle and license plate.
Patrol officers conducted follow up investigation at the suspect vehicle’s registered address located in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue. Arriving officers observed the suspect vehicle parked in the driveway of the residence with three persons around it. Officers addressed the subjects and began to take them into custody.
While this was occurring, an adult male exited the front door of the residence armed with a handgun. The uniformed patrol officers addressed the male and issued verbal commands to drop the gun. The male did not comply and raised the handgun towards one of the officers, who then fired his handgun at the suspect. The suspect was struck then fled into the residence still holding the handgun. Additional patrol officers arrived and entered the residence to locate the suspect and give aid. The suspect was transported to the UMC Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries.
This is the 14th officer involved shooting of 2015. Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the officers involved will be released after 48 hours. The identity of the suspect, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Sergeant Jeff Clark of the LVMPD Office of Public Information provided a brief statement regarding this incident. The statement can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/5TiyehCfjoY
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, visit www.crimestoppersofNV.com or text: “CRIMENV” + tip information at 274637 (CRIMES). Message and Data rates may apply.