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Police: Man shot by officers was sex offender

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man who was shot and killed by police Monday night was a registered ex-felon whose criminal history included attempted lewdness with a minor, Las Vegas Metro police said Wednesday.

Police identified the person shot as Bernard Pate, 37.

Pate was stopped by officers investigating gang activity at around 11 p.m. in a neighborhood near Karen and Sahara avenues.

Police said he ran from officers and was shot during a foot pursuit. A gun was found near his body, authorities said.

In a news conference concerning Metro's Gang Crimes Bureau objectives, police said Pate had a criminal history including arrests for unlawful contact with the mentally ill and domestic violence.

He was a registered ex-felon for crimes including attempted lewdness with a minor, open and gross lewdness, 1st degree attempted robbery and 3rd degree attempted burglary. HE was also considered a "Tier 0" sex offender.

The officer who shot Pate has been placed on routine paid administrative leave.

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