The man killed by Boulder City police during a shootout Sunday night has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.
He is 54-year-old John Allen, of Boulder City, the coroner’s office said Wednesday.
Residents at 841 Avenue A, where the shooting happened, reported gunfire about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Boulder City police said.
When the officers arrived, they approached Allen standing outside his first-floor unit. The officers told him to raise his hands, but he refused, police said.
Instead, he brandished a pistol and fired at the officers, police said. Two officers returned fire, hitting Allen twice.
Police did not say how many times Allen or the officers fired. Three bullet holes were visible near the door of the his apartment.
No officers were injured in the shooting. They have been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the investigation into the shooting continues.
Officer involved shootings are rare in Boulder City, with a population just over 15,000. The town has seen three police shootings since 1996. Metro had 16 officer involved shootings in 2014.
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