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Las Vegas officer who returned fire during early morning shootout identified

Man arrested after shooting at officers, dept. says
Posted at 5:52 AM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 21:16:33-04

UPDATE OCT. 14: The officer who shot his gun during the Oct. 12 shooting involving Las Vegas police on Villa Knolls North Drive has been identified by the department as Officer Curtis Paul.

Officer Paul is 27 years old and has been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2017.

He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Southeast Area Command.

Officer Paul has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police say a man shot at them early Monday morning.

According to the department, officers were responding to a call about a possible shooting and doing welfare checks at an apartment complex on Villa Knolls North Drive near Tropicana Avenue and Pecos Road around 3 a.m.

Police say officers encountered someone who had an outstanding protective order in need of service. Those officers were then approached by a man who shot at them.

One officer fired two shots in return. No officers were injured and the shooter ran away.

Watch an update from the department:

43-year-old Shane Justin Loyd was arrested Monday night for the shooting.

Loyd is facing 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person; 1 count of assault with a deadly weapon; 1 count of possession of an illegal drug; and 1 count of possession of a gun by a prohibited person.

This is the 16th shooting involving for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2020, and the 8th nonfatal shooting involving the department for the year.

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