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Attempted bank robbery leads to deadly shooting involving Las Vegas police

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Posted at 12:03 PM, Nov 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-17 18:27:49-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say a suspected bank robber was shot and killed by officers on Wednesday.

Police responded to a robbery call in northwest Las Vegas around 11:30 a.m. and believe the suspect had committed multiple robberies, including a bank.

Officers were able to track that person to the area of Cheyenne Avenue and Tenaya Way and tried to pull their vehicle over for a traffic stop.

That's when police say the person left the car and pulled out a gun.

Officers shot the suspect. It is unclear at this time how many officers fired their weapons.

The person shot was transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Their identity and cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

"At this time they are the only person that we know of involved," said LVMPD Capt. Carlos Hank during a briefing following the shooting.

Police say the officers involved are OK.

This is the 10th officer-involved shooting in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2021.

At this time, the information shared by police is preliminary and the incident remains under investigation.

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