Yesterday, news broke that about a fugitive killed by U.S. Marshals in North Las Vegas but a name was not released.
Today, the fugitive, a serial burglar, has been tentatively identified by the media as Thomas Mars Domagala.
Domagala was a convicted felon from Arizona and was wanted in connection with numerous burglaries.
He was accused of beating and pistol whipping an 84 year old man, who was left with a fractured skull, earlier in the month, while trying to steal the man’s car.
Domagala was also accused of at least seven burglaries in the foothills, and Northwest Tucson Arizona area since July and may have been involved in the methamphetamine drug trade.
MSNBC reports that Domagala was released from prison only 6 months ago after serving 3 years for theft and identify theft.
He was reportedly not traveling alone, was considered armed and dangerous and possibly traveling in a stolen white Saturn SUV.
On Wednesday, authorities with a multi-jurisdictional fugitive task force were pursing Domaglia in North Las Vegas and attempted to pull over a white car that Domagala was traveling in near Martin Luther Kind Blvd and Cheyenne Blvd.
There were 2 other people with Domagala in the vehicle he was traveling in; the driver, Tabitha Alvarez, 25 of Tuscon Arizona and a 22 year old female passenger, Meggan Lecroy.
The driver speed away, hit a car at a traffic light and all 3 people in the automobile got out and attempted to flee.
Domagala was shot and killed after confronting an officer. He allegedly made some type of motion, perhaps reaching for a weapon, when he was shot.
The women was taken into custody and booked.
North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon provided general information yesterday about the shooting and said in a statement,
Typically in a situation like this where there is an active pursuit, a lot of times the suspect will dictate the actions of the officer, and investigators have to piece together exactly what led up to this shooting. There were several witnesses in the area at the time that this shooting occurred. This is a very busy street. There was a lot of traffic out here, so detectives have to try and talk to each witness that may have seen what happened.
Both women, according to 8 News Now, were booked into the Las Vegas City Jail.
Tabitha Alvarez faces several charges that include obstruction of a police officer, disobeying a police officer, failure to obey traffic control devices, and leaving the scene of an accident. The passenger, Meggan Lecroy is facing a charge of obstructing a police officer.