Suspect shot by 2 officers after he pulled out gun, Las Vegas police say
UPDATE (Sept. 20) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the two officers involved in a shooting Saturday.
According to a news release, the officers have been identified as Devonte Gleason, 29, and Marlon Salazar, 31.
Police say Officer Gleason has been with the department since 2018, while Officer Salazar has been with LVMPD since 2017.
Both officers are assigned to the Community Policing Division, Enterprise Area Command.
LVMPD says both have been placed on routine paid administration leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident.
Original story continues below.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A man was shot by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers after police said he pulled out a gun during a stop.
The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 near E. Serene Avenue and Haven Street, near the South Point Casino.
LVMPD said officers tried to initiate a “person stop” on someone who they said was suspicious. Police said the suspect had a gun and two officers shot him.
The suspect was taken to University Medical Center for treatment for his injuries. No one else was hurt.
The shooting marks the ninth police shooting for LVMPD in 2022. The officers involved will be identified by LVMPD after 48 hours.
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