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NLV police name officers in fatal shooting

The names of two officers involved in a fatal shooting last week have been released by North Las Vegas police.

Officer Shane Forsberg, 30, has been with the department for seven years. He was injured the night of the shooting and is recovering, police said.

Officer David Wells, 33, has been with the department for eight years. He wasn’t wounded in the incident.

Both officers are on routine paid administrative leave.

Aljarreau Cross, 29, on Tuesday led police on a frantic chase after they tried to stop him for a traffic violation, according to the department. He dumped his car at a random house in the 700 block of West Miller Avenue and ran through a nearby desert lot.

When officers caught up to him, Cross fired at them, striking Forsberg several times in the leg. The two officers returned fire, and Cross died in the desert lot.

Contact reporter Cassandra Taloma at ctaloma@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381.

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