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Officers identified in Thursday shooting

Posted at 10:38 AM, Oct 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-17 13:38:02-04

A woman was shot and killed by Las Vegas police after a confrontation on Thursday morning.

The incident began shortly after 8:30 a.m. Police responded to a call about a stolen car.

They obtained the license plate number, found the car, and attempted to pull it over but the driver fled. Police say they didn't chase it immediately, but found it a short time later.

This time the driver was waving a gun outside of her window so they chased her to a parking lot near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.

Officers say they tried to have a conversation with the woman to get her to drop her weapon but she fired instead, prompting officers to do the same. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene.


The woman was identified as 50-year-old Linda Lee Lush on Friday afternoon. Her city of residence is unknown.

The police department released Saturday the names of the officers involved in the shooting as Zachary Adam, Jair Brown, Dewane Ferrin and William Marx. All four officers are assigned to the SWAT section and have been placed on routine paid administrative leave. 

Adam is 35 and has been with the department since January 2006 while Brown is 32 and with the department since April 2006. Ferrin is 42 and with the department since January 2000 and Marx is 45 and with the department since July 1997.