Man killed, Las Vegas officer hurt in shootout near UNLV

Published: Sep. 10, 2022 at 7:52 AM PDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2022 at 7:31 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police killed a man near UNLV after he reportedly shot at officers.

The shooting happened early Saturday morning, around 1:13 a.m., near Flamingo Road and University Center Drive.

According to LVMPD, officers conducted a vehicle stop on an SUV with multiple people inside. During the stop, one of the people in the vehicle ran from officers.

An LVMPD officer chased the suspect. During the chase, police said there was “an exchange of gunfire” in which both the officer and the suspect were shot.

The suspect was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he later died. The suspect was identified by the Clark County Coroner’s Office as 27-year-old Gabriel Herrera Charles. He died of a gunshot wound to the torso and his death was ruled a homicide.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center and was considered stable. The LVMPD officer was identified Officer Tierney Tomburo. Tomburo is 24 years old and has been employed with LVMPD since 2020.

The shooting is the eighth police shooting for LVMPD in 2022.

The investigation is ongoing.