There’s been another fugitive apprehended in Las Vegas and the suspect is now dead.
Details had been scarce until now.
The scene unfolded on Tuesday, just before 3pm when the elite and well-trained Criminal Apprehension Team (CATS), a multi jurisdictional task force comprised of members from the Las Vegas Metro Police Dept (LVMPD), FBI, and Henderson Police Dept, were searching for a suspect and attempting to serve a warrant in the area of Charleston and Nellis Blvds, located just northeast of downtown Las Vegas.
A foot chase ensued and gunfire was exchanged. Some witnesses have reported hearing as many as 15 gunshots during the exchange.
An FBI agent was shot once in the chest and once on the back, however he was wearing protective gear. He was treated overnight in the hospital and has since been released. The suspect, who was also shot, suffered life-threatening injuries and has since died after being hospitalized overnight.
The suspect has been identified as Javier Salomon Reyes, also known as Javier Reyes, 32.
Before he died, Reyes was charged with seven counts of charges relating to domestic battery.
Some of the charges included assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery by strangulation. The domestic battery charges likely stems from an incident that occurred on Dec. 29 when Reyes battered an ex-girlfriend and held a gun to her face.
According to Fox 5 Vegas, Reyes was also suspected of breaking into an elderly couple’s home on Feb. 7 and stealing their vehicle.
Reyes also served time in a Nevada prison in 2006.
Last year, Thomas Mars Domagala, another fugitive apprehended in Nevada died while trying to run from the Criminal Apprehension Team in Las Vegas.