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Las Vegas police release details about deadly shooting with officer

Posted at 10:06 PM, May 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 22:10:38-04

LATEST INFORMATION: Police identified the man shot by a police officer on May 14 as 54-year-old Alex Underdown and released details of what let up to Tuesday's deadly shooting.

Police say that they received a call from the man's wife who told them that the couple had been drinking and were fighting. She told police that her husband had several guns and had threatened her in the past. However, at that time, the woman said she was not injured.

Upon arrival, the woman came out of the Country Club home and she had a black eye and facial injuries. Police then made contact by phone with the man inside the home and asked him to come outside.

Underdown came out of the home, yelling and cursing at officers and holding a Glock.

Police say that he put the gun underneath his chin several times, threatening to shoot. At some point, he pointed his gun at a group of officers in a neighbor's yard and Officer Burbrink opened fire.

The shooting is still under investigation. This is the 3rd shooting involving Las Vegas police for 2019. By this time last year, there had been 6 shootings involving the police department.


UPDATE MAY 16: The officer involved in the May 14 shooting involving the department has been identified as Brendan Burbrink.

Burbrink is 33 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since April, 2015. He has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

The police department will brief the media at 3:30 p.m. today at police headquarters.

UPDATE MAY 15: The person shot by police on Tuesday night is dead.

Police say they were responding to a domestic situation when the shooting happened.

Police were met by a female victim of domestic battery outside of a residence on Bel Air Drive.

Shortly after making contact, an irate male with a gun came outside.

The man began yelling obscenities at officers and held the gun under his chin. One officer fired multiple rounds, striking the man.

Officers summoned for medical attention, but the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

This is the 8th shooting involving Las Vegas police for 2018. Per policy, the name of the officer will be released after 48 hours.

The Clark County coroner will release the name and age of the deceased after notification.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Police responded to a shooting that involved an officer inside the Las Vegas Country Club community Tuesday night.

This incident occurred in the 3100 block of Bel Air Drive, a location inside the gated community, near Desert Inn Road and Maryland Parkway.

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Authorities reported a suspect was taken into custody at the scene without any officers injured.

No further immediate details were released from the scene.

MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley police officers | 2019

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