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January 21, 2018

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Suspect killed in Monday shooting identified

The man shot and killed Monday by Metro Police officers behind a retail store in the central valley has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the dead man was Las Vegas resident Ronald James Morrison, 52.

Morrison was shot around 3 p.m. in the alley behind the Ross Dress For Less store at 2420 E. Desert Inn Road. Police had been responding to an incident outside the store, where a homeless man had been shot in the right hand.

A Metro spokesman said three officers found Morrison in the alley. Rather than follow the officers’ orders, he brandished a gun from his waistband, police said. The officers then shot him, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morrison had a prior arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident is under investigation, and the three officers are on paid administrative leave, police said.

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