Police: Suspect pointed taser at officer prior to contending UMC

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Las Vegas Metro cops said a suspect pointed a correction officer’s taser at a security personnel and a City officer prior to a shooting at University Medical Center Monday.

Inning accordance with Capt. Kelly McMahill, of City, on Sunday at 10:40 a.m. at Charleston Boulevard and Palmhurst Own the suspect called the communication center and said he was feeling suicidal. He informed the dispatcher that he was going to “blast it out with the police officers.” He also showed that he had a firearm.

Officers showed up and found the suspect lost consciousness on the ground, McMahill said. The officers got in touch with the suspect, ran his details through their computer system and discovered he had a felony warrant for his arrest.

The officers then took the suspect to the Clark County Detention Center, McMahill stated. After they got here, the suspect was unable to finish the reservation procedure because he was extremely drunk. Per department procedure, the suspect was required to University Medical Center.

Once the suspect was at University Medical Center, McMahill stated it became apparent he would exist longer than anticipated, so a corrections officer was called to alleviate the officer from the scene.

When the corrections officer reached the health center he included a bag that is typically utilized to safeguard suspects, McMahill. The bag contained a taser, paperwork, shackles and other items of that nature.

McMahill said the bag was left in the space with the suspect as the corrections officer and police officer stepped beyond the room to talk.

Pointing out video footage, McMahill stated the suspect reached into the bag, got the taser and set it on the ground next to him. Soon after, a nurse and security guard went into the room to deal with the suspect. That’s when the suspect grabbed the taser and pointed it in the direction of the guard. The security personnel then ran out of the space and the officer ran back within. The suspect pointed the taser at the officer and the officer fired one round at the suspect.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, McMahill said.

No officers were hurt.

Vehicle drivers need to anticipate delays in the area, City said.

Additional details were not instantly released by cops.

University Medical Center released a declaration following the event mentioning, “Patient, household, employee and physician security is critical at UMC. UMC’s Department of Public Safety works carefully with CITY every day to guarantee a safe environment. This morning’s occurrence took place in a consisted of and locked down system of our Emergency Department. Luckily, no one else was hurt and our Emergency situation Department team immediately went back to the bedside to take care of our other emergent clients. UMC’s professionalism, training and commitment to care was very obvious specifically throughout this regrettable scenario.”

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