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Vegas PD: Officer identified in traffic stop shooting

Man holding gun shot, killed by police
Posted at 5:31 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 13:54:40-04

UPDATE MAY 2: The officer involved in the shooting that involved police on April 29 has been identified as Sgt. Timothy Stovall.

The 51-year-old has been employed with the LVMPD since 2001 and is assigned to the Gangs Vice Bureau, Investigative Services Division.

Stovall has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident, according to authorities.

Las Vegas police say a man was shot and killed by an officer during a traffic stop after the driver left their vehicle while holding a gun.

Authorities say a gang detective driving an unmarked police car saw a vehicle driving recklessly on Interstate 15 near Cheyenne Road shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

The detective followed the vehicle and requested marked patrol units to conduct a stop, police say.

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The vehicle continued to drive recklessly and exited the I-15 at Apex Road.

Authorities say the detective driving the unmarked car conducted a vehicle stop using his emergency equipment.

Police say the vehicle pulled over and a man got out of the car while holding a gun. Moments later, authorities say the detective shot the man.

Additional officers arrived shortly after and administered first aid, police say.

The man shot was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead.

This is the sixth shooting involving a Las Vegas police officer in 2020.

This shooting remains under investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at CrimeStoppersOfNV.com.

The identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.