LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
The mom of an 18-year-old male shot and eliminated by a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police SWAT sniper over the weekend shared exactly what preceeding the shooting, Tuesday.
The shooting took place Saturday early morning near Lake Mead and H street. The suspect, Roosevelt Brown, passed away at the health center, according to authorities.
“It’s not supposed to end in catastrophe like that,” Brown’s mother Tamekia Miller stated. “Cops are here to save lives.”
Brown was not expected to be at Miller’s home. Authorities stated he was on electronic monitoring related to another crime. Brown had priors connected to theft and other events.
Before the shooting, Miller said Brown brought a lady to her home who was not expected to be with him, since of a limiting order. When Brown’s family informed the lady to leave, he got angry, grabbed a weapon and fired 2 shots.
“There was a shot fired,” Miller stated.
Cops stated Brown shot once into the home then fired another round as he left the door. Miller called authorities to assist her diffuse the circumstance.
Cops launched body electronic camera video of the situation Monday, which showed officers pursuing Brown for more than 2 hours. Officers were heard asking Brown to put down the weapon, but he did not listen.
Throughout the occurrence, cops said Brown pointed the gun at himself and cops. The SWAT sniper shot Brown as soon as when authorities stated he pointed the gun at officers.
“He wasn’t himself,” Miller said. “However they didn’t have to kill my infant.” “I’m not going to uphold my kid stating he didn’t do incorrect, however they eliminated my kid.”
Miller stated her boy did not have a history of mental illness. Brown also said she did not know if her kid used drugs.
Authorities said there were no attempts to use less than deadly force. When officers recuperated the weapon, there were no remaining rounds in the gun.
Officer included shooting # 8 in the month of August: Cops said 18 YO Roosevelt Brown led authorities on a 2.5 hour long pursuit before a SWAT sniper shot + eliminated him. Because time, Brown pointed a weapon at police + himself. pic.twitter.com/8NnxCy3djx!.?.!— Abby(@abbytheodros) August 29, 2018 Copyright 2018 KVVU(KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights scheduled.