LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released more details Wednesday from a shooting that involved the department earlier this month.
LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman held a press conference about the incident that occurred around 3 a.m. in the 3500 block of Villa Knolls North Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road, on Oct. 12.
Zimmerman says officers responded to an illegal shooting call in the area but were unable to find any evidence that a shooting had taken place.
During the investigation, officers contacted a person who had an unserved Temporary Protective Order, and as officers were standing in front of a patrol vehicle finishing up paperwork that's when a man shot three times in their direction from behind.
Officer Curtis Paul returned fire at the shooter, later identified as 43-year-old Shane Loyd. As Loyd took off from the scene and was running, he also fired at the officers again, according to Zimmerman.
Loyd continued running and officers lost sight of him, but they were able to locate Loyd’s weapon and clothing in a nearby dumpster before taking him into custody later on the same day.
There was no immediate report of any injuries in the incident.
Loyd is facing multiple charges stemming from the incident that includes assault on a protected person with a deadly weapon.
This was the 16th shooting that involved LVMPD officers so far this year and the department's Force Investigation Team is conducting the ongoing investigation.