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UPDATE: Officers involved in deadly shooting near Las Vegas Strip identified

15th shooting involving the department for 2020
Posted at 5:38 AM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 13:21:51-04

UPDATE SEPT. 11: The officers involved in the deadly Sept. 9 shooting involving police have been identified as Officer Gregory Hilton, Officer Francisco Mazon, Officer Shaun Ward, and Officer Nicholas Grazioso.

Officer Hilton is 36 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2017. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, South Central Area Command.

Officer Mazon is 29 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2016. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Spring Valley Area Command.

Officer Ward is 34 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2016. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Spring Valley Area Command.

Officer Grazioso is 26 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2018. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Bolden Area Command.

The officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly shooting involving the department overnight.

The incident began during a traffic stop near The Strip on, Joe W Brown Drive and Karen Avenue, shortly after 11 p.m. on Sept. 8.

During the stop, the department says officers learned the driver was wanted for a felony warrant and was considered to be armed and dangerous. While waiting for backup, police say the man drove away from officers -- leading to a chase.

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At one point, police say the vehicle turned onto Las Vegas Boulevard from Sahara Avenue, where officers were able to stop the vehicle.

Once stopped, police say the driver left the car and ran down the street with a knife. Officers chased him and told him to stop running, which he allegedly disregarded.

Police say the man turned towards officers and ran towards them armed with the knife. That's when the officers then shot and hit the man, the department says. It is not clear how many officers fired their weapons at this time.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released by the coroner's office.

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This is the 15th shooting involving Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for 2020.

Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the officers involved will be released after 48 hours. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or reach out online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

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