UPDATE (JUNE 25): LVMPD held a press conference on Thursday to review findings from the nonfatal officer-involved shooting involving a man with a sword on Monday. 

Officers Nicholas Gomez, David Pangan, Justin Terry and Gregory Tracy responded to a call that a man was walking through an apartment complex swinging a sword. The officers found the subject, now identified as 51-year-old Edward Alexander, standing by his apartment with a sword sheathed across his back. 

Sgt. Matthew Vorce arrived a few minutes after officers started speaking with Alexander. After a few minutes of dialogue, Alexander went inside of his residence and came out holding a rifle. 

Police say Alexander pointed the rifle at the officers. Officers then fired a combined total of 34 rounds at Alexander.

Alexander went inside his apartment and came back out twice. LVMPD SWAT took over communications and negotiated with Alexander for over two hours as he paced back and forth unarmed near his apartment. 

Officers used a taser on Alexander and took him into custody. He was transported to UMC where he was treated for injuries, and then booked into the Clark County Detention Center. 

Alexander is facing charges including seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, and prohibited possession of a firearm.  

UPDATE (JUNE 24): LVMPD has released the identities of five officers involved in the Monday morning shooting that occurred near Lake Mead Boulevard and North Tonopah Drive: 

Sgt. Matthew Vorce, 42, has been with the LVMPD since 2002. 

Officer Nicholas Gomez, 26, has been with the LVMPD since 2019. 

Officer David Pangan, 44, has been with the LVMPD since 2016. 

Officer Justin Terry, 40, has been with the LVMPD since 2006. 

Officer Gregory Tracy, 39, has been with the LVMPD since 2008. 

All officers are assigned to the Community Policing Division, Bolden Area Command. They have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the department's review of the incident. 

ORIGINAL STORY: LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- After about three hours of negotiating with a barricaded suspect, police have taken a subject into custody with minor injuries. 

The suspect barricaded inside a building in the 2100 block of Citrus Hills Avenue after officers opened fire. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the suspect had a sword and a firearm. 

Police received a call at about 10 a.m. that a subject inside an apartment complex was waving a sword in an "aggressive manner." 

When officers arrived on scene, the subject had the sword in a scabbard and officers tried to start a dialogue. After about three minutes of making contact, the subject “produced a firearm” and aimed it at officers, police say.

Officers fired several rounds in the the suspect's direction, Capt. Fred Haas said at a press briefing on Monday afternoon. 

Officers then called SWAT, and negotiators worked for three hours until the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a hospital with minor injuries. 

The identities of the officers involved in the shooting will be released in Metro’s routine 72-hour press briefing.

This is the tenth officer-involved shooting for LVMPD in 2020.


Las Vegas police investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 2100 block of Citrus Hills Avenue near Lake Mead and Martin L. King boulevards on Monday, June 22, 2020.

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Why name the cops? No name or description if the thug!


Drugs!! Injuries to his hand. He probably cut himself with his sword!


Ooh yea nicest area of town !

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