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UPDATE: LVMPD releases surveillance of pot dispensary burglary, shooting

Posted at 10:29 AM, Jul 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 22:30:22-04

UPDATE AUG. 1: Las Vegas police held a press conference regarding Saturday morning's shooting during a marijuana dispensary burglary.

The officer who shot at one of the suspects was identified as 37-year-old Lazar Siroyan, who has been with the department since June 2012.

During the press conference, they released surveillance video of the incident.

Watch the press conference below.

UPDATE JULY 30: Four men were booked on multiple charges related to a burglary at Blackjack Collective Medical Marijuana Dispensary Saturday morning. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department booking log lists the following names and their charges: 

>Semaj Brown, 19, first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and grand larceny in excess of $3,500. 

>Cory Ervin, 24, first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, and grand larceny in excess of $3,500. 

>Willik Mosbey, 21, expired license plates, no driver's license, first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, grand larceny in excess of $3,500, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving without a driver's license, and no proof of insurance. 

>Justin Edwards (Raaymakers), 20, conspiracy to commit burglary and head lamp hours of operation. 

The burglary put other dispensaries on high alert Sunday. Mikel Alvarez is the director of retail operations at Blum Dispensary which is located right across the street from Blackjack Collective. 

"I don't know if they have full security across the street, but we do have 24 hour, 7 days a week security," Alvarez said. "We always want to make sure our security and safety is number one." 

Management of Blackjack Collective declined to comment. 


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- No injuries were reported after a Las Vegas police officer shot at a marijuana dispensary burglary suspect Saturday morning.

Around 4 a.m., police were dispatched to a business located in the 1800 block of Western Avenue to investigate a report of a burglary in progress. Initial reports indicated a private security company was monitoring video from inside of the business and reported multiple suspects were inside breaking through walls with crowbars and taking items to a car waiting in the parking lot.

Arriving officers encountered three suspects running from the business. At least two of the suspects were carrying large crowbars. Officers gave commands to the suspects to stop, but they did not.

Around 4:20 a.m., one of the officers who was armed with a shotgun, fired one round toward one of the suspects who was armed with a 3 1/2-foot-long crowbar.

The suspect was not hit, and all three suspects ran. One suspect was taken into custody a short time later, and two others were captured near the Interstate 15 and Sahara Avenue. The fourth suspect fled the scene in a vehicle which was later stopped.

At least two crowbars have been recovered by police as well as items from the marijuana dispensary.

This was the 14th officer-involved shooting in 2017.

Las Vegas police held a briefing regarding the shooting. Watch below.

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.