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North Las Vegas officer who shot, killed homeless man was five-year veteran

North Las Vegas police released the name of the officer involved in the shooting death of a homeless man early Monday morning.

Officer Raymond Lopez shot and killed 38-year-old David L. Robinson after a confrontation about 1 a.m., police said.

Robinson was walking near Tonopah Avenue and Woodard Street when he was stopped by Lopez, police said. Robinson was uncooperative and backed away from Lopez. He was later shot in the backyard of an abandoned home.

Robinson died from gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Lopez is a five-year veteran of the North Las Vegas Police Department. He is on routine paid administrative leave.

Contact reporter Steven Slivka at 702-383-0381 or at sslivka@reviewjournal.com. Follow @StevenSlivka on Twitter.

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