UPDATE MAY 15 3:15 P.M.: Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman discussed the events that led to an officer shooting a woman who was allegedly armed with a shovel on May 12.
Body cam footage showed the officer involved in the incident warning the woman to put down the weapon several times. She then approaches what the sheriff says was a victim and that is when the officer fires his weapon. The shooting itself was not shown during the press conference.
Sheriff Zimmerman said that the woman welding the shovel was struck several times and they confirmed that she suffered wounds to the arm, leg, and abdomen.
They haven't received a toxicology report at this time but the woman did have previous drug charges, according to the sheriff.
UPDATE MAY 15: The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as 23-year-old Ondre Wills. He has been with the department since May 2016.
A Las Vegas police officer shot a woman who was allegedly armed with a shovel in the 3400 block of Big Sur Drive, near Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard.
Police received a call about a woman that was threatening neighbors around 10:16 p.m. Saturday.
An officer arrived at the scene and reportedly saw a woman armed with a shovel chasing around a security guard and a civilian.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says the officer got between the woman and the victims and told her to drop the shovel several times. When the woman began to advance towards a citizen, the officer fired multiple rounds, striking the woman.
The woman was taken to the hospital. She was seriously hurt but is in stable condition.
This is the sixth shooting involving an LVMPD officer in 2018. The identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.