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Officer who shot man on Doolittle Avenue identified

Posted at 8:22 AM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 18:20:38-04

Las Vegas police are on the scene of the 2nd shooting in 24 hours involving Las Vegas police officers.

The shooting happened Saturday morning in the 900 block of Doolittle Avenue near Owens Avenue. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. 

INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas police officers in 2018

This is the 18th shooting involving the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this year. A man was shot by police on Friday after he reportedly stabbed 2 random women near Spring Mountain Road and Rainbow Boulevard. 

During a news briefing, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officials say a man was shot once by a SWAT sniper.

Police say the incident began with a domestic call which involved gunfire around 5 a.m.

Police officers located the man around 6. The officers attempted to negotiate with the man for an hour. The negotiation was broadcasted live on Facebook by a nearby resident.

The man waved his gun around during the standoff with police and pointed it at his own head. He was shot when he began pointing it at police officers and nearby citizens.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was declared deceased.

The police officer involved in the shooting was identified on Aug. 27 as 35-year-old Jonathan Collingwood. He has been employed by LVMPD since 2006 and is assigned to the Homeland Security Division's Special Weapons and Tactics Bureau. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the shooting per department policy. 

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