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UPDATE: Police release details in fatal shooting with Vegas officers

Armed man shot, killed in parking lot
Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 01:21:22-04

UPDATE APRIL 24: Las Vegas police gave an update on the shooting that involved officers earlier this week on Twain Avenue.

Officers said a man was driving a stolen car and took off from police when they tried to pull him over.

Police say he was driving recklessly for an hour with two women in the car, and after he dropped them off at a gas station, they were detained and told officers the man had a shotgun in his lap.

Eventually, police said the man, Chase Rosa, stopped in the street in front of the Siegel Suites, near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road, and attempted to carjack a driver.

Rosa then pointed the shotgun at police, who then opened fire. Rosa died at Sunrise Hospital.

Authorities said he had a criminal history in Nevada and Utah.

UPDATE APRIL 23: The officers involved in the shooting involving Las Vegas police on April 21 have been identified as officer Jonathan Tomaino and officer Alex Kempf, according to the department.

Officer Tomaino is 27 years old and has been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2016. Officer Kempf is 26 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2016.

Officer Tomaino and Officer Kempf are assigned to the Bolden Area Command, Community Policing Division. They have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police said officers were forced to shoot a person who tried to carjack someone at gunpoint in the central part of town Tuesday.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, an officer noticed a white sedan driving erratically on I-15 near the Charleston Boulevard exit at around 2 p.m. That vehicle also came back as stolen.

“The air unit happened to be above him at the time and started monitoring the vehicle,” LVMPD Capt. Nichole Splinter said.

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Splinter says the person was driving around the city at 100 mph, before stopping at the Siegel Suites located at 455 Twain Ave., near Paradise Road, and exited the car with a shotgun.

“He immediately pulled it (the gun) and pointed it at a driver of a red vehicle who was exiting the parking lot,” Splinter said.

Officers fired several rounds at the armed man who was then taken to Sunrise Hospital but did not survive.

The officer’s body-worn camera footage is expected to be released within 72 hours, as the incident remains under investigation.