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Las Vegas police involved in shooting with husband after wife called 911

Officer placed on routine leave pending review of incident
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Posted at 4:50 PM, May 22, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — On May 22 at about 4:43 a.m., Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance in the 6200 block of Windfresh Drive, near Hualapai Way and Patrick Lane.

Police say a woman reported her husband was acting erratically in their home and was armed with a gun.

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Police say they arrived and talked with the woman who said her husband was still in the house and had a gun.

After arriving, officers say they could hear gunfire coming from within the home and the man walked out of the home and fired at them.

One officer, who was later identified as officer Michael Graca, returned fire, according to LVMPD, and the man went back inside the home.

The incident was treated as a barricade situation and additional resources responded including Crisis Negotiators and the SWAT team.

Police say as evacuations of nearby homes were being conducted, the husband exited the home and surrendered.

No officers were injured during this incident and the man was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Graca has been employed with the LVMPD since 2018 and placed on routine paid administrative leave following a review of the incident.

This was the fifth officer-involved shooting of 2021.

Captain Yasenia Yatomi provided a media statement:

Anyone with any information about the incident was urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.