The murder suspect shot dead on Boulder Highway was wanted for a murder in July in Indian Springs, NV after a pursuit by police and an attempted car jacking.
The shooting occurred this morning at approximately 9am on Boulder Highway and Warm Springs Road in front of the Joker’s Wild Casino.
Before the shooting, the suspect was under surveillance and 8NewsNow reports that he was being followed by Henderson’s Criminal Apprehension Team who attempted to pull the suspect over. He refused to stop.
A short time later, the suspect did stop, exited his vehicle and attempted to carjack an elderly woman. She was able to quickly foil the carjacking attempt by locking her car doors and was not injured.
The 43 year old suspect was ordered by Police to remove his hands from his pockets. He refused to comply and was shot by the officers.
The LVMPD attracted the attention of the Justice Department because of the high number of officer involved shootings.
A review of the LVMPD procedures was undertaken by an independent third party and the finding were presented to the LVMPD.
At the beginning of July, Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced revised “use of force” rules. that ha already gone into effect.
Metro has revamped their ‘use of force’ rules to encompass three key criteria; the preservation of life, having less reliance on escalating situations and more direction in using nonlethal force.
Another key items is that Sheriff Gillespie says that the entire revision is available to the public online and that nearly all of his 2,700 officers have already been put through 5 weeks of training on the new policies. The training also included a section where officers that were involved in officer involved shootings shared their experiences and the aftereffects.
For those looking to review the information that is available online, you can follow the link to theLVMPD – Office of Internal Oversight.