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UPDATE: Police video shows suspect shot 5 times in dangerous confrontation

Posted at 8:03 AM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 20:37:19-04

UPDATE JUNE 11: Las Vegas police released more details about the officer-involved shooting of a robbery suspect. 

The officer involved in Saturday's shooting was identified as 53-year-old Joseph Emery. He has been with the department since September 1990.

Police said Emery fired 14 rounds during the incident, striking suspect Shan Kittredge five times. A Taser was also deployed. Kittredge's injuries included his arm, shoulder and side of his head. 

During the press briefing, police said Emery was concerned after the Kittredge backed into a police vehicle and almost hit a K9 officer.

While a gun was recovered, police said there was no evidence Kittredge fired a weapon at the scene. 

Police believe Kittredge is responsible for at least eight robberies between May 21 and June 7, based on video surveillance. 

Police noted that Kittredge has an extensive criminal history, including battery and drug charges, along with being a fugitive for armed robbery in 2004. 


A man who was wanted by police was shot when he attempted to escape early Saturday morning.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley officers in 2018

It happened near a gas station at Valley View Boulevard and Blue Diamond Road around midnight. 

Police say the man is a suspect in at least 8 robberies over the last 2 weeks. The man was under surveillance when detectives decided it would be a good time for an arrest.

Initially the man complied but then he jumped in his car and attempted to escape.

That is when the man, who had a gun, was shot by police.

The man is in stable condition at University Medical Center.

A female passenger who was with the suspect was also taken into custody.

This is the 7th officer involved shooting for 2018. Per Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department policy, the identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.