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Metro: Man shot, killed by police armed with stolen gun

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Metro Undersheriff Jim Dixon discusses an officer-involved shooting in Laughlin on Jan. 31 during a press conference on Feb. 7. (Erik Ho/FOX5) Metro Undersheriff Jim Dixon discusses an officer-involved shooting in Laughlin on Jan. 31 during a press conference on Feb. 7. (Erik Ho/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Undersheriff Jim Dixon on Friday released new details concerning a deadly officer-involved shooting in Laughlin.

Just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 31, Metro police responded to a call about a robbery at a business near Needles Highway and James A. Bilbray Parkway. There, police found Zachary Ryan Andrews, 28, who matched a description provided by the caller.

Police Andrews was initially compliant when they approached him, but later pulled a handgun from his jacket pocket and placed the barrel against his head, saying, "I'm not going back, you're going to have to kill me." 

Officers drew their weapons, and when Andrews advanced toward Officer Samuel Solorio, backing him into a wall, Solorio opened fire, hitting and killing Andrews.

Dixon, in a press conference Friday, said Andrews had been involved in two previous robberies at the same convenience store and that the gun he had, a revolver, had been stolen. He also said Andrews had previously been arrested in Arizona and California.

Solorio, 37, has been with Metro since 1998 and assigned to the Laughlin substation since 2007. He was placed on administrative leave.

This investigation is the first officer-involved shooting of 2014 in the LVMPD's jurisdiction.

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