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North Las Vegas police involved in shooting with man

Posted at 3:42 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 00:37:28-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — North Las Vegas police say a man is in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning.

Shortly after 6 a.m., North Las Vegas police dispatchers received numerous 911 calls reporting a domestic dispute and shots fired on the 3500 block of Quiet Pueblo Street, near West Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Police say that dispatchers learned a man and his father were involved in a domestic dispute and indicated a prior history of domestic violence at the address.

Officers responding to the scene were notified that the man was outside the home firing a handgun with an extended magazine and was possibly shooting at another home.

Upon arrival, police say they encountered the suspect outside the house armed with a handgun and gave him repeated commands to drop his gun. They say the suspect instead turned and went toward the front door with the gun still in his hand. At that time two officers fired at the suspect, striking him.

The man was transported to University Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.

The department says the officers involved in the shooting were put on routine paid administrative leave and their names will be identified within 72 hours.

This is the second officer involved shooting in North Las Vegas since April 23, involving a domestic violence call.