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BLM says ranger shot men as they sped toward officer near Las Vegas

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Mar 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-24 01:29:59-04

LAS VEGAS — The Bureau of Land Management says one suspect who was killed and two others who were shot by a federal ranger near Las Vegas last week were in a vehicle that was driving at a high rate of speed toward another ranger on foot.

The agency released a few more details Wednesday as Las Vegas police continue to investigate the March 17 officer-involved shooting off State Route 147 near the entrance to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

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The agency says the bureau law officer in the path of the vehicle was "in immediate threat of serious injury or death" when the second officer shot all three. BLM didn't disclose how many shots were fired. Neither ranger was injured.

The two surviving suspects were arrested.