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Metro identifies officer involved in fatal apartment shooting

Updated Monday, June 14, 2010 | 11:06 a.m.

Officer-involved shooting

Metro Police this morning identified a detective who fired a fatal shot Friday night at an apartment complex as narcotics officers were executing a search warrant. The Clark County Coroner's Office also identified the man who was killed.

Authorities said Metro Detective Brian Yant, 34, fired a single shot at about 9 p.m. at the Mirabella apartment complex at 2850 E. Bonanza Road. The coroner said this morning that 21-year-old Trevon Bertwane Cole, of Las Vegas, died at the scene a short time later, police said.

Yant has been with Metro since September 2000 and is assigned to the narcotics division.

According to police, detectives knocked and announced their presence at the apartment, but after receiving no response, the detectives entered the apartment. A pregnant woman was found hiding in a bedroom closet and was taken into custody, police said.

Detectives then tried to enter a bathroom where the suspect was hiding. Police said Cole made a “furtive movement” toward Yant, who fired a shot, fatally wounding Cole.

Yant was placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, which is standard department policy.

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