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Police ID officer who shot at unarmed man


Brian Nordli

Metro Police investigate an officer-involved shooting Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Oasis Ridge Apartments complex, 3040 E. Charleston Blvd.

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Oasis Ridge Apartments

The Metro Police officer who shot at and missed an unarmed man has been identified as Officer Daniel Perry.

Perry, 34, who works as a downtown patrol officer, was placed on paid administrative leave while police investigate the Tuesday shooting.

Perry and another patrol officer had arrived at the Oasis Ridge Apartments complex at 3040 E. Charletson Boulevard, to investigate a report from an out-of-state parent that said a family member was suicidal. When police arrived on scene, the man began throwing baseball- and softball-sized landscaping rocks at them, Deputy Chief Al Salinas said.

The man then reached into his pocket and pulled out what was described as a dark object and pointed it at the officers like a firearm. Perry reacted and shot at the man, who fell to the ground, Salinas said.

The dark object turned out to be a cell phone.

Perry has been employed by Metro Police since 2008.

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  1. I encountered Deputy Perry at my one traffic stop since moving to Vegas. I have absolutely nothing good to say about him -- he's another bully with a badge who recognizes no limits even when reminded of them.

    "If the exercise of constitutional rights will thwart the effectiveness of a system of law enforcement, then there is something very wrong with that system." -- Escobedo v. State of Illinois, 378 U.S. 478, 490 (1964)

  2. KillerB, if you felt this way about the officer, did you write a letter of complaint about the incident?

    I feel that if people were to write letters of comment on performance and they were to go to file, the department would have some warning signs of how an officer performs their duties based on the public they serve.

  3. "...if you felt this way about the officer, did you write a letter of complaint about the incident?"

    Ashley -- of course. Got one of those form letters back thanking me for the complaint, assuring me they take these matters seriously, would keep me informed, etc. That was the end of that.

    "...government security is just another kind of violence." -- Rep. Ron Paul today @

  4. "A cop will come up to your window and ask for license, registration and insurance and tell you what you did. Back talkers like KillerB will ALWAYS be ticketed. . ."

    TomD -- as if you were there. Typical of your posts here, you make it all up.

    Sure, Perry was at my window demanding -- not asking -- for license, etc., then asked if I had anything illegal in my vehicle. When I reminded him that was a Fifth Amendment question he ordered me out, searched me -- first time ever -- ordered me like a child to stare at the headlights of the Metro cruiser parked behind me (one of three at the scene), searched my vehicle, then had a rookie write me a ticket for no registration.

    Nothing about his manner, etc., demonstrated due respect for me, his badge, and especially his oath, which you can find @ Perry represented what's wrong with Metro and, increasingly, police everywhere in America.

    And that's all the explaining I'm inclined to do here.

    "Show me the man and I'll find you the crime." -- Lavrentiy Beria, chief of the Soviet security and secret police under Stalin

  5. "Knowing you, you brought on your own problems."

    TomD -as you've so amply proved here, you know nothing except ....

    "The Fuhrer is always right." -- Joachim von Ribbentrop, the 1939 Konigsberg address

  6. "Enjoy the ticket."

    TomD -- I beat it. And I beat you here.

    " little does the common herd know of the nature of right and truth." - Socrates in Plato's "Euthyphro" (399 B.C.E.?)