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Clark County DA weighs in on shooting at gun range

Posted at 7:09 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 10:17:07-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Now to an update on the deadly shooting that happened outside The Range 702.

Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson says it appears the people who shot the suspect in an attempt to help the officer did not break any laws.

He says it's not very common for his office to see a situation where an employee of a business finds it necessary to use deadly force to defend themselves and others.

According to Wolfson, with the preliminary information he has, it appears the employees acted under the law, however the case is still under investigation.

A man was shot and killed on Feb. 3 at the gun range after he attacked a police officer with a screwdriver.

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The gun range contacted police because the man allegedly attempted to steal a gun from another person inside the gun range.

When police arrived, they met employees and the man outside of the gun range.

When the police officers attempted to take the man into custody, he pulled out a screwdriver and attacked the female police officer.

The other police officer and employees opened fire, killing the man.

The entire incident was caught on surveillance cameras.