Officer involved in shooting at home identified as 23-year-old


The Las Vegas police officer involved in a shooting at a west valley home last week has been identified as 23-year-old Bryan Kirwin, a 10-month veteran of the department.

Kirwin was responding to a 7:36 p.m. call Oct. 4 at a home in the 6300 block of Hobart Avenue, near Jones Boulevard and Washington Avenue, according to police.

A woman had called police saying she was having a domestic dispute with her husband. She said there were guns inside the home.

When police arrived, they tried to make contact with a male subject, police said. They entered the home, the man fired a gun, and an officer fired his gun as well, police said.

Officers retreated outside the home and formed a perimeter with SWAT officers and negotiators for several hours.

When authorities later entered the home, they found the man dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Police said the man also had a gunshot wound to the leg, and a rifle and a handgun were lying next to him.

It wasn’t immediately clear who fired the shot into the man’s leg.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man as 51-year-old Alan Cash. They said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Contact reporter Lawrence Mower at lmower@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0440.

 

 

 

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