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Las Vegas police release body-camera video of shootings involving officers

Posted at 4:05 PM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 20:23:43-04

Las Vegas police released body-camera video Tuesday of two shootings involving officers this past weekend.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley officers in 2018

The first shooting happened after a hours-long barricade on Saturday near the Stratosphere hotel-casino after investigating the man for a reported rape and kidnapping. Police said Danzel Boyd refused to leave the apartment and he said he wished to die.

When police were able to get into the bathroom where Boyd was barricaded, a K9 was deployed to subdue the man. Police said Boyd struggled with the K9 while pointing a handgun toward officers. Boyd was then shot 7 times by police. 

Boyd had previously been convicted of seven felonies, including aggravated assault, robbery and rape. If he had survived the shooting, he would have faced charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, rape, robbery and shooting from an occupied structure. 

The second shooting happened late Saturday night. Police said they encountered a suicidal man on Saylor Way

Police later determined that William Orellana was involved in a carjacking on U.S. 95 south of Las Vegas.

Police said after a hit-and-run on U.S. 95, Orellana drove a bit farther before pulling over due to damage sustained in the crash. A Nissan pickup slowed down and police said Orellana stepped into the northbound lanes and pointed a handgun at the driver. The other went into reverse and hit another vehicle. 

The pickup's drive fled her vehicle on foot. Police said that's when Orellana got into the victim's vehicle and then drove toward Las Vegas. Police did not initially know Orellana was part of the carjacking when they received the suicidal subject call. 

On Saylor Way, Orellana shot three rounds from the truck at police and an officer fired back. The Clark County coroner later determined Orellana died of a self-inflicted wound from inside the vehicle. 

Orellana had a previous criminal history including DUI and battery with domestic violence. If he had survived, he would have faced charges of attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, hit-and-run and grand larceny auto. 

Watch the press briefing including the body-camera footage below. WARNING: Some of the video may be graphic for some viewers.