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July 23, 2014

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Suspect, SWAT officer who shot him ID’d in fatal standoff Tuesday

The Las Vegas man shot and killed by a Metro Police SWAT officer during a standoff Tuesday was identified today as 40-year-old Travis Doering, according to Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Doering’s roommate called Metro about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday to report that Doering was threatening to commit suicide and was armed with an assault rifle at their home in the 5700 block of Maceta Avenue, near Twain Avenue, police said.

A Member of Metro’s crisis intervention team spoke on the phone with Doering for more than an hour while SWAT arrived. During that time, Doering repeatedly walked outside and inside armed with his assault rifle, police said.

A SWAT officer shot Doering after he pointed his gun at two uniformed patrol officers, police said.

Doering was taken to University Medical Center. He died from a gunshot wound to the head, coroner’s officials said.

Metro today identified the officer who fired the fatal shot as SWAT officer John Wiggins.

Wiggins, 41, has been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed. He has worked for Metro since 2002, and is assigned to the Metro Emergency Operations Bureau SWAT section, police said.

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