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Suspect, officer involved in shooting on Dec. 1 identified

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 17:53:17-05

UPDATE DEC. 3: The officer-involved in the shooting on Dec. 1 has been identified as Officer Paul Bruning, 48. Bruning has been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2005. He is assigned to the Tourist Safety Division, Traffic Bureau.

The Clark County coroner identified the man killed as 43-year-old Demontry Floytra Boyd. He died of multiple gunshot wounds.


Police say that they spotted a reckless driver around 7:40 a.m. Saturday near Sunrise Avenue and 18th Street.

The officer was able to stop the car and asked the driver to exit. The man then began reaching for a large, bulky item in his waistband.

The officer told the man to stop reaching for the item but he ignored the officer. The officer then attempted to put him in handcuffs but the man fought back.

The officer deployed his Taser and then shot the man when the man charged him. The man was struck a number of times. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

People who live in the area told 13 Action News crime is too common.

"You [have to] sit there and be calm because they'll hurt you," said one woman who chose to remain anonymous.

"I'm just glad I didn't see anybody get hit or got caught in cross fire," said Darren Wong.

The officer will be placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. This is the 22nd officer-involved shooting for 2018. The officer's name will be released after 48 hours per procedure.

The coroner will release the name of the deceased after relatives have been notified.

Police said the incident was recorded by the officer’s body camera.

Interactive Map: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley officers in 2018