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Bernard Pate (LVMPD)
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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