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Police release body cam video of Monday's officer involved shooting

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Metro identified officers who fired their weapons, injuring two Monday. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5) Metro identified officers who fired their weapons, injuring two Monday. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5)

Police released police body camera footage from the two officers who fired their weapons after being shot at by a suspect in North Las Vegas Monday night. Metro identified officers Tyler Hebb and Brandon Foster as the police involved in the gunfire exchange.

Officer Hebb, 35, has been employed with the LVMPD since Nov. 2006. Officer Foster, 22, has been with the LVMPD since Dec. 2016. Hebb and Foster were assigned to the Community Policing Division, Northwest Area Command, and were placed on routine paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of a review of this incident.”

William Alfredo Chafoya, described by police as an "armed and dangerous man" and Ashley Elizabeth Olivetti were shot in the area of East Craig Road and N 5th Street around 7:30 p.m Monday, following a pursuit near North Las Vegas.

Metro Police said the situation started as a tip from a victim who was shot in the leg on a bicycle Sunday near Rainbow Boulevard and Gowan Road.

On Monday, officers went to a house on Welsh Circle where they thought the alleged shooting suspect might be. Police said the Chafoya came out, went into a car with Olivetti and took off in a stolen Honda that matched the description of the shooter's vehicle from Sunday. Officers pursued him and a helicopter followed, Metro said.

The vehicle crashed on 4600 block of Goldfield Street in North Las Vegas ending a "lengthy pursuit." Chafoya and Olivetti got out of the car and the man was armed. Chafoya ran and turned, holding a gun, firing four rounds in the direction of two officers, Metro said. Then Hebb and Foster returned fire, which hit him 19 times. 

"They're not going to stand and wait and get shot," Assistant Sheriff Todd Faluso said.

Police said officers and Chafoya fired multiple rounds while innocent people ran away from the area of the gunfire, the assistant sheriff said police taking action was for those people's own good. 

"The people that were in the front yard of that house could have very well been shot by Chafoya," Faluso said. 

Police said they believed Olivetti knew the people living in the home she attempted to escape to. 

Police also said Officer Hebb took to bandaging Chafoya's bloody leg following the gun fight, calling it the right decision.  He said with every officer involved shooting police review the video and talk about what happened. 

"We review each one of these, and we dissect them, and we incorporate them into next years training, and we make sure that every one of our officers goes through that training," The Assistant Sheriff said. 

The woman's wrist was hit by police gunfire. No officers were injured in this incident. Chafoya and Olivetti were in the hospital and they have been booked into Clark County Detention Center in Absentia. 

"We're not fooling around, our officers and entrusted and paid to do relentless follow up on people that pray upon innocent people or our officers, and if you engage in that behavior, we will hunt you down and put you in jail, so you better think twice," Fasulo said. 

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