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Vegas PD: Hostage situation leads to deadly shooting involving SWAT officers

Posted at 10:19 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 02:42:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police say a hostage situation turned into a deadly shooting involving police officers on Monday.

The police department says officers were doing a follow-up investigation at a mobile home park in the 3700 block of Nellis Boulevard, near Las Vegas Boulevard, when one of the officers recognized a man in the area as a suspect.

Police say the man, Joshua Squires, then ran from officers, causing a chase, and shot at them. Authorities say no officers were hit.

He then barricaded himself in one of the mobile homes. SWAT was called to the scene and entered the home.

Squires was armed when SWAT entered, police say, and he was shot and killed.

The hostage escaped with no injuries.

Authorities said officers Raul Cabrera and Allyn Goodrich were involved in Monday's incident.

Officer Cabrera, 28, has been employed with the department since 2016. He is assigned to the Community Policing Division, Northeast Area Command.

Officer Goodrich, 36, has been employed with the department since 2007. He is assigned to the Homeland Security Division, Special Weapons and Tactics.

Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

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