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Officers, suspect named in Thursday shooting

Posted: 12:11 PM, Jan 03, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-03 15:11:41-05
Officers, suspect named in Thursday shooting

SECOND UPDATE: The officers involved in Thursday's shooting were identified as Sgt. Robert Bohanon and Officer Blake Walford.

Bohanon is 37 and has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since July 1997 while Walford is 27 and with the department since September 2014.

Both men are assigned to the Enterprise Area Command and have been placed on routine paid administrative leave.

UPDATE: A Phoenix attorney who represented a man fatally shot by Las Vegas police Thursday told the Associated Press his client was wanted for missing his trial for multiple crimes, none of which was attempted murder.
   
Brad Reinhart told the AP he last had contact with Keith Childress Jr. on Dec. 17 when Childress was supposed to attend the verdict of his trial in Phoenix. A jury convicted the 23-year-old of burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, theft and aggravated assault.

ORIGINAL STORY

Las Vegas police shot and killed a man on Thursday afternoon who they said was wanted in Arizona for several violent crimes, including murder.

The shooting happened in the 8300 block of Gilded Crown Court, which is near Desert Inn and Cimarron roads. Police say that the suspect was under surveillance by U.S. Marshals when he attempted to flee. He was identified as 23-year-old Keith Childress Jr.

The Marshals requested Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's assistance in tracking the suspect.

When the police officers tracked down the suspect, he appeared to be holding something in his hand. Police say that they instructed the suspect to drop the item, but he started walking towards them instead.

That is when he was shot. It was later discovered that he was holding a cell phone.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the officers involved will also be released according to department policy.