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Police: Man shot, killed by NLV officer had fake gun

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North Las Vegas police investigated an officer-involved shooting of a man on a motorized scooter near Tropical Avenue and Revere Street on July 18, 2014. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) North Las Vegas police investigated an officer-involved shooting of a man on a motorized scooter near Tropical Avenue and Revere Street on July 18, 2014. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
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A man on a motorized scooter, who fled North Las Vegas police early Friday morning, was shot and killed by officers after pulling what appeared to be a gun. Police said the weapon turned out to be fake.

According to Public Information Officer Aaron Patty, about 1:30 a.m., officers were attempting to pull over the man for a routine traffic stop near Ann Road and Camino Al Norte.

The rider refused to stop for officers and led them on a pursuit, Patty said. The suspect ditched his vehicle at a home's front yard in the 700 block of Rio Royal Way and ran away.

Police caught up with him in the 6000 block of Revere Street near Tropical Avenue, where an officer fired his gun, striking the man several times.

According to NLV police, the man turned at officers at the time, confronted them and drew what looked like a black semi-automatic handgun.

Patty later told media the weapon was a replica handgun after recovering it at the scene. Police also found a backpack abandoned by the person with another replica handgun inside.

The man was transported to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Patty said the officer involved in the shooting was not injured.

According to the police department, the 29-year-old officer who opened fire in the incident is a six-year veteran with North Las Vegas. Police said they expect to release the officer's name on Monday.

The incident marked the second fatal officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas this year.

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