Las Vegas Area Police Shootings

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Las Vegas Area Police Shootings

Use of Deadly Force

Police shootings are always scrutinized by the public, media and watchdog groups, This page is intended to be an online reference clearing house to allow readers to get the information about each incident.


DATE DEPARTMENT PERSON SHOT RACE AGE DETAILS JUDGEMENT LINKS
12/7/2013 Las Vegas MPD Patrick Heki White 26 "Las Vegas police fatally shot a heavily armed man early Saturday morning after fielding a pair of disconnected 911 calls by family members whose voices could be heard in the background saying their son was suicidal and wanted to commit a “mass shooting” to provoke police." -LVRG JUDGEMENT? LVRG
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10/21/2013 Las Vegas MPD Antoine Hodges African American 30 "Police said Evans mistakenly thought Hodges was the suspect in a pair of killings at the Pacific Harbors Sunrise apartments at 5150 E. Sahara Ave. on Oct. 20. Evans was on patrol when he saw Hodges outside his white Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven. Hodges, a black man with shoulder-length dreadlocks, matched the description of the suspect in the killings, Dixon said. Evans had been assigned to the homicide scene the previous night and was briefed on the investigation, he said. As Hodges finished his purchase and walked toward the glass doors, Evans approached the front of the store with his gun drawn. “The following actions then occur very quickly,” Dixon said. The clerk heard Evans tell Hodges to exit the store, and heard Hodges reply that he “had not done anything,” Dixon said. Hodges stepped back from the door while holding his keys and phone in his left hand as Evans tried to open the door. Hodges placed his right hand hand behind his back toward his right rear pocket as he backed away, Dixon said. Dixon said the clerk heard Evans yell several times for Hodges to show his hands, but Hodges didn’t listen to the officer. Dixon said Hodges backed further into the store, stepping slightly behind a merchandise rack and finally backing into an ice cream freezer. As Hodges backed into the freezer, it “appeared to cause his body to suddenly turn toward officer Evans,” Dixon said. Evans fired one round, striking Hodges in the abdomen. It was a “through-and-through” shot, he said. Hodges was hospitalized, but has since been released. He isn’t a suspect in the killings and wasn’t charged with any other crime." -LVRG " JUDGEMENT LVRG
8/20/2013 Henderson PD Edward John Scheboth White 63 Henderson Police say they were forced to shoot a man Tuesday morning after he opened fire on officers. The fatal shooting happened near College Drive and Boulder Highway around 8 a.m. Police say they were investigating an deadly accident in the area, when the 63-year-old man fired shots toward an officer. The officer was not hurt, but the shots hit her patrol car, shattering a window. Police say the officers returned fire on the suspect, striking him. The suspect was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead." - 8 News Now JUDGEMENT 8 News Now
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2/8/2013 Las Vegas MPD Roberto Antonio Torres Latino 33 "Two Las Vegas police officers were cleared Friday in the killing of an ex-convict attempted murder suspect and wounding of two bystanders 11 months ago during a midafternoon shootout at an apartment complex west of downtown. Detective Scott Thomas and Officer Joseph Parra acted lawfully in the Feb. 8 slaying of Roberto Antonio Torres at an apartment complex on Pennwood Avenue, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said. "Mr. Torres shot his pregnant girlfriend in the head just two days prior to his death," Wolfson said in an announcement that he found the shooting was reasonable and legally justified." -The Republic Cleared TR
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