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UPDATE: 16-year-old burglary suspect identified in March police shooting

Posted at 4:13 AM, Mar 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-10 18:20:38-04

UPDATE ON MAY 10: The 16-year-old burglary suspect will be charged as an adult in the March 30 incident.

He has been identified as Darius Higuera.

He is now booked in Clark County Detention Center on the following charges:

  • Two counts Burglary while in Possession of a Firearm
  • Two counts Home Invasion with a Deadly Weapon
  • Two counts Grand Larceny with a Gun
  • Two counts Possession of Stolen Property
  • Attempt Burglary
  • Burglary while in Possession of a Gun
  • Two counts of Resisting a Public Officer with a Firearm
  • Two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Protected Person
  • Conspiracy to commit Burglary

UPDATE ON APRIL 1: The officer involved in the incident on Thursday was identified as Kevin Dumesic. He's been employed by the Las Vegas Police Department for 16 years.

Officer Dumesic was placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.


Las Vegas police have been involved in a shooting in the 7900 block of Brianna Cheerful Avenue, which is near South Buffalo Drive and West Gomer Road.

Police say they were initially called to the 9800 block of River Trade Street to investigate reports of a prowler.

Upon arrival, police discovered a residence had been burglarized in the area. A helicopter arrived on scene and spotted a person running through yards in the area with what appeared to be a gun.

The suspect ran into police in one of the yards and pointed the gun at an officer. The police officer fired one round, missing the suspect.

The suspect continued to run until he encountered a suspect with a bat. The citizen was able to subdue the suspect and he was taken into custody.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for injuries received after encountering the citizen with a bat.

No one else was injured in the incident.

This is the 3rd officer-involved shooting for 2017. The identity of the officer will be released according to department policy in 48 hours.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.