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UPDATE: Man attacked security guard with shovel, threw pickax at officer before shooting

Posted at 10:59 AM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-11 12:48:19-04

UPDATE MAY 10: Police say a 62-year-old man who was shot and killed by a patrol officer during the weekend attacked a security guard with a shovel and threw an ax-type tool toward the officer, but missed.
Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Wednesday that Steven Allen Price also heaved a long-handled pickax toward another police officer who fired two "beanbag" shotgun rounds at Price seconds before the fatal shots were fired.
McMahill aired police body camera recordings of Price shouting from a second-story window and ignoring commands to drop the work tools.
McMahill says Officer Matthew Terry fired 13 shots, and Price was struck nine times.
McMahill says no one else was injured. However, some neighbors say their cars and homes were hit by bullets.  A next door neighbor says ones the bullets reached her daughter's room feet from where she was sleeping.

UPDATE MAY 9: The officer involved in the shooting was identified as Matthew Terry, who is 25 years old and has been with the department since February 2014.

He is on routine paid administrative leave.

The Clark County coroner identified the man killed as 62-year-old Steven Allen Price of Las Vegas. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Around 11:07 p.m. on May 6, officers responded to the 5200 block of Shreve Avenue, near Lake Mead and Nellis boulevards, after receiving reports of a man attacking a security guard with a shovel.

Arriving officers found the suspect inside his residence and commanded him to come outside. The man came out armed with a small hand ax and a larger pickax. Police said he refused to comply when told to drop his weapons.

At some point, one officer fired rounds from a less-than-lethal shotgun, and another fired rounds from a handgun. The suspect was struck by rounds from the handgun and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the officer will be released after 48 hours. Captain Kelly McMahill of the LVMPD Office of Internal Oversight provided the following statement:

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.