Man injured in police shooting is identified

A man shot by Las Vegas police Thursday pointed a gun at an officer just before the shooting, according to an arrest report released Friday.

Andrew Trujillo, 41, was shot several times by the officer, identified in the report as B. Martell. According to county records, Blaine R. Martell was sworn in as a Las Vegas police officer in 2005.

Officers responded to Heritage Estates Apartments, 4870 Nellis Oasis Lane, near Cheyenne Avenue and Nellis Boulevard, after a man was shot in the face with a BB gun at a nearby bus stop.

When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle matching the description of the one in the shooting with a man standing next to it, according to the report.

Trujillo ignored the officers’ commands and ran, leading police on a foot chase, the report stated. During the chase Martell saw Trujillo throw a .40-caliber handgun from his waistband, according to police. The gun hit a wall and bounced back toward Trujillo, who picked it up, according to the report.

Another officer “saw the suspect bent at the waist and pointing it” at Martell, who then fired six shots, hitting Trujillo three times, according to the report.

Trujillo was taken to University Medical and remained in critical condition Friday morning. Police said Thursday that he was suspected to survive.

He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and carrying a concealed weapon.

Contact reporter Mike Blasky at or 702-383-0283.

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