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Nevada Highway Patrol released video of shooting involving troopers

Posted at 10:52 AM, Oct 08, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Newly released video from Nevada Highway Patrol shows the tense moments before state troopers shot and killed a kidnapping suspect Sunday morning near Lake Mead Boulevard and Los Feliz.

The video shows the man reaching towards his back moments before being shot.

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Troopers say they thought Adrian Zarate-Cervantes was reaching for a gun. However, officers say no gun was found.

Cervantes' wife had called 9-1-1 saying he kidnapped her.

NHP says both troopers followed department policy and they thought their lives were in danger.