Las Vegas police officers involved in the New Year’s Eve shooting of an unarmed man did not attempt to use non-lethal force to subdue him before they opened fire, according to a public fact-finding review held Monday.
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Las Vegas police shootings are trending down and Metro reforms are on the rise. It’s looking good for Metro after the U.S. Department of Justice released its final progress report Wednesday after a wide-ranging, multi-year study of Metro’s policies related to deadly force.
The Las Vegas police officer who shot an unarmed man in October after mistaking him for a murder suspect was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by prosecutors on Wednesday. Metro officer Jason Evans will not face charges for shooting Antoine Hodges on Oct. 21 in a 7-Eleven near Nellis Boulevard and Stewart Avenue, according to the Clark County District Attorney’s office.
A man shot and killed by Las Vegas police last week after he fired at officers was a violent felon with a history of mental illness and drug problems.
The officers involved in Tuesday’s officer-involved shooting in the east valley have been identified by Las Vegas police.
Las Vegas police shot and killed a man who they say fired at multiple officers during a barricade situation in the east valley Tuesday afternoon.
Travis Doering was not himself in the days before his death, often talking to imaginary people and acting strangely to his roommates. And he kept getting worse. Almost a week after Las Vegas police shot and killed him, they are still unsure what prompted Doering’s sudden downward spiral.
Relatives of a distraught Las Vegas man killed by police on Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a rifle at officers can’t believe how he died.
Las Vegas police are set to pay $500,000 to the mother of Stanley Gibson, the unarmed, disabled veteran shot and killed by an officer in 2011. The settlement, which hasn’t been finalized, brings Metro’s total payout for the Gibson shooting to $2 million.
The 50-year-old knife-wielding woman who was shot twice by a Las Vegas police officer last week has a history of mental illness and problems with Metro, Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon said Thursday.
A female officer responding to a domestic disturbance call Friday night shot a knife-wielding woman who came at her when she exited her patrol car, Las Vegas police said.
A Pahrump lawyer who was shot by Las Vegas police five years ago during a traffic stop is running to be Clark County’s top prosecutor. Raymond James “Jim” Duensing filed to run for district attorney on Friday noting that he would stop prosecuting nonviolent crimes, including traffic tickets, if elected.
North Las Vegas police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting death of a homeless man early Monday morning. Officer Raymond Lopez shot and killed 38-year-old David L. Robinson after a confrontation about 1 a.m., police said.
The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the 38-year-old homeless man killed early Monday morning in an officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas.
The man shot by Las Vegas police last week confronted officers with a fake gun, police said Monday. Jason Mahe, 29, was shot seven times in the parking lot of Dotty’s Casino near Rancho and Vegas drives during the late-night confrontation, according to police. He remained in critical condition at University Medical Center.
The man shot by police Monday in east Las Vegas was living in the country illegally, Las Vegas police Undersheriff Jim Dixon said Thursday at a press conference.
The mother of the man shot by Las Vegas police late Tuesday after he flashed a handgun at officers says her her son didn’t deserve to be shot. “He’s no angel,” Barbara Sprouse said, “but he did not deserve this.” Her son, 29-year-old Jason Mahe, was shot outside a Dotty’s Casino at Rancho and Vegas drives just before midnight, police said.
A man shot and wounded by Las Vegas police after two failed robberies Monday was identified on Tuesday. Julio Estrada-Lopez was arrested on several felony charges, including attempted robbery, assault on a protected person, burglary and attempted grand larceny auto, according to Metro records. Police said Estrada-Lopez, 40, was shot after he pointed his gun at officers about 3:45 p.m. Monday near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. Highway 95.
A 40-year-old Hispanic man wanted in two attempted robberies was shot by police after he pointed his gun at officers Monday afternoon, Las Vegas police said.
A week after her son was shot and killed by police near Red Rock canyon Tracy Meadows has more questions than answers.
“My son ain’t never been a gang member. He wasn’t violent. He never used hard drugs … I wouldn’t accept that s*** from him,” D’Andre Berghardt Sr. said in a phone interview from his Los Angeles home.
The Bureau of Land Management said the man shot and killed near Red Rock Canyon Friday threatened to shoot them before getting into a Nevada Highway Patrol car.
Las Vegas police are seeking the public’s assistance for information leading up to the shooting of D’Andre Berghardt Jr. near Red Rock Canyon Friday.