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October 19, 2021

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Suspect shot, killed by Metro Police amid Las Vegas barricade

Updated Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 | 7:36 p.m.

A suspect died Tuesday after an officer-involved shooting during a barricade situation in downtown Las Vegas, Metro Police said.

Officers were dispatched to 11th Street and Lewis Avenue at 9:23 a.m. after fielding a call of a person with a gun, Cpt. Carlos Hank told reporters. Police made contact with the suspect, who subsequently fled into a vacant building in the 300 block of 11th Street.

That prompted police to treat it as a barricade situation, Hank said, and crisis negotiators and SWAT were called to the scene.

The subject, whose identity was not confirmed, fired “indiscriminately,” while SWAT, negotiators and other police were on scene, Hank said. At 2:33 p.m., the subject pointed his weapon at officers, which prompted a SWAT officer to discharge his weapon and strike the subject.

After the subject was shot, officers called in medical personnel to render aid, but the subject was pronounced dead at the scene, Hank said. No officers or bystanders were injured.

As of 7 p.m., 11th Street remained closed from Lewis to Bridger Avenue, Lt. Brian Boxler said. A timetable for when the road would reopen was not given.

This is the sixth officer-involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year.