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UPDATE: Las Vegas police talk about latest officer-involved shooting

Posted at 12:08 PM, Jun 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 20:14:20-04

UPDATE JUNE 28: Las Vegas police held a press conference Wednesday to brief the media on the latest officer-involved shooting.

Police say 56-year-old George Tillman say the suspect had 2 guns when they approached him and was threatening to shoot his 3-year-old daughter and the police officers.

UPDATE JUNE 27: The officers involved in the shooting have been identified as 33-year-old Cody Thompson and 36-year-old Theodore Carrasco. Thompson has been with LVMPD since January 2007 while Carrasco has been with the department since July 2006.

They are both on routine administrative leave.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating its 10th officer-involved shooting of the year after a shootout at a residence near Bookbinder Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 9:41 p.m. Saturday. Officers at the scene found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She told them a shooting took place at a nearby residence and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers then went to a home in the 1900 block of Bookbinder Drive, where an armed man and a 4-year-old girl were inside. The man fired several shots from the residence before crews were able to get inside.

The LVMPD SWAT Team entered the home around midnight and began to take gunfire from the suspect. Officers fired back, striking the suspect. He was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The 4-year-old child was rescued by the SWAT Team and was uninjured.

Officers believe the incident began as a domestic dispute.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.