LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Las Vegas City authorities released body video camera video from a deadly officer-involved shooting that “paints a picture of the dangers these officers handled that day.”
Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly, of Las Vegas City authorities, held a press conference Monday to brief the media on the July 11 officer-involved shooting that left one suspect injured and another dead.
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About two hours after a guy was shot and killed near Eastern and Owens, officers attempted to stop the suspect’s car but they did not comply. Officers followed the suspects, exchanging gunfire till the suspects crashed into a wall at Hollingworth Grade school.
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Kelly said one suspect, determined as Rene Nunez, 30, got out of the lorry and ran up the stairs to the school. The door to the school was locked. The suspect in the traveler seat, identified as Fidel Miranda, 23, moved to the chauffeur’s seat and started to move the vehicle back towards the officer’s automobile.
“Regarding shooting at or from a moving car, our policy checks out in part, it is policy of this department that officers will not release a gun at or from a moving automobile unless it is definitely necessary to preserve human life,” Kelly said.
“In my opinion, they show a level of bravery, professionalism, heroics, that we come to expect of our officers. The officer could have withdrawed but he didn’t, he stuck to that private knowing exactly what type of specific he was handling.”
Officer Paul Solomon fired one round from a shotgun at Miranda. He was placed in handcuffs, provided medical attention however was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene.
Nunez, who was likewise hurt in the shooting with authorities, was apprehended and required to University Medical Center for treatment, Kelly said.
Kelly stated the suspects fired 34 rounds at officers. Officer William Umana fired 31 rounds at the suspects and Solomon fired one round. Both suspects have a lengthy criminal history, Kelly stated. Miranda has been convicted for felon and conspiracy to commit burglary. He was formerly apprehended for break-in, kidnapping, grand larceny auto, restricted individual in belongings of a gun, narcotics and more. If he made it through the event he would have been accuseded of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to devote murder, attempt murder with a deadly weapon on a secured person, discharge of a firearm from a moving lorry, and ex-felon in belongings of a gun.
Nunez is a three-time convicted felon, Kelly said. His arrest history consists of robbery with a fatal weapon, break-in and grand larceny car. Kelly stated he is facing a number of charges consisting of open murder with a fatal weapon, attempt murder with a lethal weapon on a secured person, discharging a gun from a moving automobile, bring a hidden weapon, and forbidden individual in ownership of a firearm.
Kelly stated the body camera video footage revealed a level of bravery and heroics. “The officer could have backed off, however he didn’t.”
Both officers were put on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
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