Monday, March 19, 2012 | 8 p.m.
Metro Police have released the names of the officers involved in a Friday night shooting and placed on paid leave while the case is investigated.
Police say Sammie Clay, 56, of Las Vegas, allegedly shot at the officers after shooting an 8-year-old girl in the face, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office and Metro Police.
A bullet grazed Officer Brian Jackson’s head while he and his fellow officers were responding to reports of a domestic violence disturbance on the 1200 block of Wyatt Avenue, police said.
Clay then barricaded himself in the home until the standoff ended around 2 a.m. and officers found Clay dead inside the home, police said. The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled Clay’s death a suicide by gunshot wound.
Jackson, 39, who was shot in the initial exchange of gunfire, did not return fire, police said. Jackson has been employed with Metro since November 2006.
The 8-year-old and Jackson were transported to UMC Trauma, police said. The officer’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said. He has been treated and released. The 8-year-old is expected to survive, police said.
Officers Jackson, Larry Miles, 30, Jacob Legrow, 21, Brian Walter, 39, and Roberto Medina, 43, have been placed on routine paid administrative leave, police said.
Miles has been employed with Metro since June 2005, Legrow since July 2009, Walter since September 2003 and Medina since August 2001.