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January 20, 2018

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NLV police identify officer who shot man dead during chase

North Las Vegas Police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed 34-year-old Kenneth Johnson during a police chase Friday.

Officer Robert Makinster is on routine paid leave after shooting Johnson multiple times.

Johnson fled from police during a traffic stop, riding his moped into a residential area near Tropical Parkway and Revere Street, police said.

He eventually got off the moped and led police on a foot chase through neighborhood streets, where he allegedly pulled out a handgun that was later determined to be a pellet gun.

Makinster has been with the department for six years, officials said.

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