Officers involved in deadly shooting near Lake Mead, Torrey Pines identified
UPDATE: The officers in this shooting have been identified as Cody Thompson and Theodore Carrasco. Officer Thompson is 33-years-old and has been employed with the LVMPD since January 2007. Officer Carrasco is 36-years-old and has been employed with the LVMPD since July 2006. Officers Thompson and Carrasco are assigned to the Homeland Security Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Bureau, and have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- A domestic dispute in the west valley turned into a barricade and eventually a fatal officer-involved shooting just after midnight Saturday.
About 9:40 p.m. Saturday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department patrol officers were dispatched to a residence in the 6500 block of Assembly Drive, near West Lake Mead Boulevard and North Torrey Pines Drive, to investigate reports of a shooting.
Officers contacted a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She told officers the shooting took place at a nearby residence and led officers believe it was a domestic dispute. The victim was transported to the UMC Trauma Center with nonlife-threatening wounds.
Patrol officers then went to a residence a few blocks away in the 1900 block of Bookbinder Road to locate a crime scene and possible suspect. Patrol officers approached the residence and attempted to make contact with the occupants. As officers backed away from the front door, they observed a man come to the front door armed with a handgun. As officers began to surround the residence, two shots were fired from the rear of the residence. Several minutes later, five more shots were fired from the front of the residence.
The LVMPD's Crisis Negotiation and SWAT teams were called and responded to the scene. During the course of their investigation, it was learned that a 4-year-old child was in the residence and it was reported that the suspect had several other firearms.
The event was then treated as a hostage barricade incident. The SWAT Team entered the residence at approximately 12:05 a.m. As officers entered, they began to take gunfire from the suspect. Officers fired back striking the suspect.
The suspect was rendered aid at the scene and transported to UMC Trauma where he was later pronounced deceased.
The child was rescued by members of the SWAT Team during the incident and was transported to the UMC Pediatrics Unit. The child suffered no injuries.
The incident is the 10th officer-involved shooting of 2017. Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the four officers involved will be released after 48 hours.
Capt. Kelly McMahill of the LVMPD Office of Internal Oversight provided a brief statement regarding this incident. The video can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https://youtu.be/5lFwqPGfjQQ
Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.