LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman provided additional details of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on May 4 at 2775 Fremont Street to the media on Friday morning.
At approximately 8:16 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of gunshots heard at an apartment complex located at 3040 E. Charleston Blvd.
At the same time, the LVMPD’s ShotSpotter notification system detected gunfire in the area as well.
Arriving officers located two males running through the complex, one of whom was armed with a firearm.
The males were taken into custody and advised officers that they were shot at by a white male, later identified as 49-year-old William Holt Jr., from an adjacent apartment located at 2775 Fremont St.
Both males stated the shooting was unprovoked, and one of the males stated he returned fire in self-defense.
The officers were directed to Holt’s second-story apartment in the adjacent complex.
Shortly after, officers observed Holt step outside of the apartment’s exterior doorway and fire one round before going back inside.
Additional officers began arriving, including Officer Erik Lindberg, and began setting up containment around the apartment.
As they were doing so, Holt walked back outside of the apartment armed with a rifle at which point Officer Lindberg fired two rounds striking him.
Officers approached Holt and provided medical aid, however he was declared deceased by medical personnel.
This is the fourth officer-involved shooting of 2021. The LVMPD Force Investigation Team is conducting the investigation into the officer’s use of force in this incident. The findings will be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for review. An examination of this incident is being conducted by the LVMPD Critical Incident Review Team. This review focuses on policy, tactics and training as it relates to this use of force.
UPDATE: Las Vegas police officer involved in May 4 shooting identified