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UPDATE: Las Vegas police officer involved in May 4 shooting identified

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Posted at 8:57 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 11:25:08-04

MAY 7 UPDATE: The officer involved in the May 4, which occurred at 2775 Fremont St., has been identified as Officer Erik Lindberg.

Officer Lindberg is 37 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2014. He is assigned to the Tourist Safety Division, Downtown Area Command.

Officer Lindberg has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting Tuesday night that involved one of its own officers.

Authorities say the department received ShotSpotter notification alerting to gunfire in an apartment complex in the 3000 block of East Charleston Boulevard, between Fremont Street and Mojave Road, at about 8:15 p.m.

Residents informed arriving officers that a man was shooting from his apartment. Officers say they observed the man shoot a gun from his apartment and then retreat inside.

Police were at the scene and as of 11:30 p.m., and reported the situation remained dynamic.

While officers were containing the apartment and waiting for additional resources, they say the man then exited the apartment holding a long gun, and an officer shot at the man, striking him.

Officers rendered first aid to the man until medical personnel arrived but pronounced him deceased at the scene.

Tuesday's incident was the fourth LVMPD officer-involved shooting so far in 2021.

The identity of the officer who was involved in the shooting is expected to be released after 48 hours, according to LVMPD policy.

13 Action News reporter Joe Bartels showed what the scene looked like when active: