LAUGHLIN (FOX5) -- A man who allegedly robbed a casino cage and was barricaded in his car in Laughlin died Monday morning after an officer-involved shooting, according to police.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said about 1:14 a.m. Aug. 19, police were called to reports of a man who attempted to rob the casino cage at the Golden Nugget, on the 2300 block of Casino Drive.
A white man in a white shirt with black shorts pointed a gun at the cage and demanded money, police said. The employee refused and the suspect ran from the scene.
VIDEO: Initial scene briefing by #LVMPD Captain Nichole Splinter for the incident today in Laughlin, in which LVMPD officers used deadly force when confronted by an armed robbery suspect. #LVMPDnews #OIS @LVMPDLaughlin https://t.co/MbDDvU81nc— LVMPD (@LVMPD) August 19, 2019
About 10 minutes later, police got a call from the Aquarius Casino at 1900 S. Casino Dr. in Laughlin. The suspect, who matched the last description, demanded money from that casino cage while holding a gun, police said.
According to a press release, security was notified and the suspect began to leave. As he noticed a guard was following him, police said he turned toward the guard and shot one round. The guard was not injured.
As officers arrived, the suspect got into a vehicle and barricaded himself. Police said about 7:39 a.m., the suspect stood outside of the vehicle and reached for his gun, then ran toward officers pointing the gun at them.
Police officers fired multiple rounds, killing the suspect at the scene.
This was the 13th officer-involved shooting for LVMPD in 2019.
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