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UPDATE: North Las Vegas Police Department identifies officer involved in shooting on April 6

Posted at 11:44 AM, Apr 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 19:31:39-04

UPDATE ON APRIL 8: The North Las Vegas Police Department has identified the officer involved in the shooting as Officer Brian Thomas. 

UPDATE ON APRIL 7: The North Las Vegas Police Department says 34-year-old Antonio Aquino was the man that was shot by police during the barricade situation overnight.

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According to a statement from NLVPD, officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Galapagos Avenue, near Deer Springs Way and Decatur Boulevard, around 6 p.m. Friday. Police say there was a report of a domestic disturbance involving Aquino, but once they arrived they found that no crime had been committed.

About an hour later, officers were dispatched to the same residence after reports of gunshots being heard. They immediately set up a perimeter around the home.

One officer claims they saw Aquino arming himself with a firearm. That's when the officer shot Aquino. 

Aquino did not surrender and refused to leave the residence. SWAT was called to the scene to assist.

Around 3:30 a.m. SWAT made contact with Aquino and he was taken into custody without incident. Afterward, he was taken to the hospital for medical treatment. No officers were injured.

Aquino is currently facing charges related to assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a gun where a person might be endangered.

This is the first officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas this year. Though NLVPD has not released the name of the officer, they say he is 27 years old and has been with the department since November 2016. 

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on routine paid administrative leave. His name will be released after 48 hours.


Police fired shots during a barricade situation overnight near Deer Springs Way and Decatur Boulevard.

North Las Vegas Police first reported the incident around 11:15 p.m. Friday. They say they were investigating reports of shots fired in the area. 

The barricade situation ended around 4 a.m. Saturday when the male suspect surrendered. He reportedly has non-life threatening injuries, though it is unclear if they are gunshot-related.