Police officer in shooting identified
January 10, 2010 - 3:12 pm
A Las Vegas police officer who shot at a man after a chase outside an apartment complex near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards Tuesday morning has been identified as Officer William Lee Majors.
No one was hit or injured during the incident.
Majors, who has been with Metropolitan Police Department since 2001 and is assigned to the Gang Crimes Bureau, fired his weapon at Jonathan Daniel Mimms, 22, after Mimms produced a handgun from his waistband and began running, police said.
Police had approached Mimms at the Silver Palms Apartments, 1951 N. Jones, to question him about an earlier Tuesday altercation that led to the shooting death of 16-year-old Jacquez Harris near Lake Mead and Arpa Way.
Mimms was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and resisting a public officer with a weapon.
Another man, 18-year-old Bric Plasnyer, later confessed to shooting Harris, according to a Las Vegas police report.
Plasnyer was arrested on charges of murder with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.
Police on Tuesday said they believed Mimms might have been involved in the slaying, but didn’t provide details.