UPDATE APRIL 9: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released body-camera footage of last week's shooting during a press briefing Monday.
Police said Junior David Lopez dropped a small black handgun a few feet from officers. He then moved toward the handgun, despite commands from officers to get away from the gun.
Lopez told police to shoot him. He reached toward the gun again, despite commands to stay away from it before he was shot. Police said the fatal shot was near his shoulder.
Two women who were in the vehicle could be heard screaming in the video after the shooting. Police said neither woman was injured. One cooperated with police while the other refused to cooperate with detectives.
The first is 28-year-old Officer Francisco Rivera, who has been with LVMPD since May 2016. The second is 23-year-old Officer Padilla Mills, who has also been with the department since May 2016.
Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this case.
Las Vegas police are currently investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at the intersection of Madge Lane and Mabel Road, near Charleston Boulevard, in the northeast part of the Las Vegas valley.
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Las Vegas police held a briefing at the site of the shooting and stated that officers were making a traffic stop shortly before 5 a.m. when the man exited his car with a gun.
The man initially dropped the gun when prompted but then picked it back up. Officers directed him to get on the ground but when he refused they fired multiple shots.
Two women were reportedly in the man's car during the incident but their involvement is unknown. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The two officers involved will be placed on administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation. Their names will be released in 72 hours according to department policy. It was revealed during the press briefing that the officers were wearing body cameras at the time of the shooting.
The identity of the deceased will be released by the coroner after relatives have been notified.