Monday, June 2, 2014 | 10:30 a.m.
A man killed in a shootout with police after a high-speed chase on Friday was identified today as Danny Michael Wadsworth Jr., according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Police shot Wadsworth, 31, after he pulled a gun and started firing at officers on Sahara Avenue near Interstate 15, Metro Police officials said.
Earlier that night, Wadsworth had stolen purses from two women at Town Square mall, police alleged.
Police tracked him using one of the women’s stolen cell phones. They found him near I-15 and Sahara, where he had collided with another vehicle while driving the wrong way on Sahara, police said.
Wadsworth pulled a gun and started firing at officers, police said. The officers fired back and killed him.
Metro identified the patrol officers involved in the shooting as Jeffrey Gentry and Bryce Martines.
Gentry, 45, has been with Metro since 1999, and Martines 27, has worked at Metro since 2008. Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed.