A Clark County coroner’s inquest is scheduled for May when jurors will hear evidence from a gun battle last month that left an officer seriously injured and a suspect dead.
The inquest into the fatal shooting of suspect Damon Beal is set for 9 a.m. May 21 at the Regional Justice Center downtown.
Meanwhile, the condition of the Las Vegas police officer shot while pursuing Beal worsened to serious Tuesday afternoon at University Medical Center. Michael Madland was listed in good condition Monday.
Madland was shot twice on March 23, including once in the leg, which severed an artery and required numerous surgeries. The other shot was stopped by a protective vest.
The three-year veteran was chasing Beal, 26, when police said Beal shot Madland. Madland’s partner, Christopher LeBlanc, shot Beal twice in the head, killing him.
LeBlanc has been placed on paid administrative leave since the shooting. A jury will determine whether LeBlanc’s actions were justified, excusable or criminal.
Authorities said Beal and 45-year-old Marvin Wilson were driving a stolen Mercedes, which prompted the two officers to pull them over.
Las Vegas police suspect that Beal and Wilson also were involved in the Nov. 23 armed robbery of a 7-Eleven on Charleston Boulevard, near Decatur Boulevard. Wilson faces an additional charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with that incident.
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