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Officials ID Metro officer, suspect in fatal shooting in Laughlin

Updated Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 | 1:52 p.m.

A Metro Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in a robbery Friday in Laughlin was identified today as Samuel Solorio.

Metro responded just before 11 p.m. to a report of a gunman who robbed a business in the 3600 block of Needles Highway.

Solorio, 37, shot the suspect after he produced a handgun, Metro officials said.

The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene. No further information was made available about the suspect or the incident.

Solorio has been employed with Metro since 1998 and is assigned to the department’s Resident Section in Laughlin.

He has been placed on routine paid administrative leave while police review the shooting.

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