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Officers identified in Monday afternoon shooting

Posted at 2:14 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 17:14:28-05

THIRD UPDATE: The officers involved were identified Wednesday as Charles Moser and John Collingwood.

Moser is 46 and has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since September 2000 while Collingwood is 33 and with the department since January 2006. Both are members of the SWAT team.

SECOND UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Brenda Dean Kimberling of Las Vegas. She died from multiple gunshot wounds. 

UPDATE: The woman has died as a result of the shooting. 


LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV)-- Around 5:50 a.m., dispatch received a call from an out-of-state resident stating a woman who was residing at a residence in the 4500 block of Aviation Street was seen on a video taking medications and was suicidal. Patrol officers were dispatched to the residence and were unable to contact anyone at that time and cleared from the residence.

At approximately 10:40 a.m., another call was received regarding the same female from a representative from a local psychiatric group. The caller reported that a suicidal woman had taken excessive amounts of prescription medications and was armed with a firearm.

Patrol officers were dispatched to the residence and a Crisis Intervention Team trained officer contacted the woman by telephone. During the conversation with the officer, she stated she was armed and would shoot it out with officers. A short time after, she exited the residence with a handgun and pointed it towards officers who had assembled in the area and went back inside.

SWAT and crisis negotiators responded to the scene. A constant communication line had been kept with the woman and she would not adhere to any request by negotiators. She then again exited the residence with a handgun pointing it at officers in the area and immediately went back inside.

Negotiations continued at which point the woman came back outside with a shotgun pointed at her chin. She tried to manipulate the weapon in an apparent attempt to shoot herself.

She was unable to do so and raised the shotgun toward officers in the area. At that time, two SWAT snipers shot her.

She was immediately given aid by an on scene tactical medic but succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is the 13th officer involved shooting of 2015.

Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the officers involved will be released after 48 hours. The identity of the suspect, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

No officers were hurt.


Police have confirmed that a woman was shot by officers Monday afternoon near Nellis Boulevard and Craig Road.

The woman's condition is unknown.

SWAT responded Monday afternoon to a barricade situation with a suicidal person. The incident started in the 4500 block of Aviation Street around 10:40 a.m.

Police said the person has made suicidal threats and threats toward arriving officers.

This is a developing story. Check back to Action News for updates.