The Las Vegas police officers involved in the Saturday shooting of a heavily armed 26-year-old man were identified by authorities Tuesday.
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Las Vegas police fatally shot a heavily armed man early Saturday morning after fielding a pair of disconnected 911 calls by family members whose voices could be heard in the background saying their son was suicidal and wanted to commit a “mass shooting” to provoke police.
The officers involved in an incident where a man fell to his death from a highway overpass last year were formally cleared of any criminal charges Monday by prosecutors reviewing the case.
Alejandro Sanchez-Escoto didn’t commit suicide, and the officers chasing him didn’t cause his death. His fall from a highway overpass last year was a tragic accident, investigators said at a public fact-finding review on Thursday.
Lawyers for an unarmed man shot by a Las Vegas police officer last month filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on Friday against the department.
Las Vegas police on Thursday released surveillance video from a police shooting earlier this month where an unarmed man was shot in a 7-Eleven.
The Las Vegas police officer who shot an unarmed man Monday night was identified Thursday.
A Las Vegas police officer shot and wounded an unarmed man Monday night he mistakenly thought was a murder suspect.
For the first time in Las Vegas police history, an officer has been fired for an on-duty police shooting.
Henderson police officers involved in the November shooting death of Justin Hoey acted lawfully, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Tuesday.