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Number of shootings involving Las Vegas police on the rise again

Posted at 5:20 AM, Aug 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-26 08:21:00-04

13 Action News Crime and Safety expert an retired police lieutenant Randy Sutton walked us through the shooting of a man on Saturday.

The incident started when a man fired a couple of shots at his home. Police located him nearby and hour later and attempted to negotiate with the man for an hour. 

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department came under scrutiny after there were 25 shootings involving officers in 2010.

After a review by the Department of Justice, a new use of force policy was put into effect.

The number of shootings has dropped since then although the number has increased the past couple of years.

INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving police officers in Las Vegas valley in 2018

The shooting on Saturday was the 18th officer-involved shooting in 2018. 

At this time last year, there had been 16 shootings involved LVMPD. There were 22 shootings total in 2017.