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North Las Vegas police shoot, kill man who raised gun toward officers

Updated June 16, 2024 - 3:28 pm

North Las Vegas police officers shot and killed a man who reportedly raised a firearm toward several officers on Saturday night, according to authorities.

At around 9:07 p.m. Saturday, North Las Vegas officers responded to a crash involving four vehicles at the intersection of Craig Road and North Fifth Street, according to a news release from the North Las Vegas Police Department.

Witnesses told police that the driver who caused the accident was armed with a firearm and was threatening people who approached the vehicle.

The release noted that crews from the North Las Vegas Fire Department were also threatened with the firearm after arriving to the scene and approaching the vehicle to render aid.

The department said police attempted to de-escalate the situation by giving the driver, who never left the vehicle, multiple verbal commands to drop the firearm and exit the vehicle with his hands in the air. However, according to police, the suspect ignored the commands and raised his firearm toward several officers.

Seven officers discharged their duty firearms, striking the man, the news release said.

Police said medical personnel, who were already on the scene, pronounced the suspect dead.

More details will be released as they becomes available, the department said. This is the second officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas this year.

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