The “Love and Courage” statue that stands as a tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting has been damaged, and its co-creator said Friday that he believes human forces are responsible.
Ondre Wills separated from the Metropolitan Police Department on July 18, police spokesman Larry Hadfield said last week. Metro didn’t release the circumstances of his separation, but Las Vegas Police Protective Association President Steve Grammas said Wills resigned before a Metro administrative hearing on his job.
The shooting was reported to the Metropolitan Police Department shortly after 1 a.m. at Rex Center, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway, according to Lt. Isaac Auten.
Nearly 20 years after a Las Vegas man killed himself and his family after an hourslong standoff, the case has become a staple of the Metropolitan Police Department’s training class for prospective crisis negotiators.
The calls of “shots fired” over radios Thursday night were just part of a drill, but the officers who heard them treated the exercise as a life-and-death matter.
The Mohlers and Cunningham gathered Thursday at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters to share a simple reminder that could mean the difference between life and death: Lock up your guns.
Las Vegas police said the man fatally shot by an officer during a traffic stop in downtown on Saturday had a “homemade knife.”