“/ > City Police Lloyd Napouk Toting a things police later on learned was a homemade plastic sword, a guy stood nonchalantly and puffed a cigarette as officers with their weapons drawn pleaded with him to drop the product and talk to them, Metro Cops said today.
However the 44-year-old man ignored them and was fatally shot Saturday when he moved toward the officers, Clark County Assistant Constable Charles Hank said. The five-minute lead-up to Lloyd Napouk’s death was recorded by the officers’ body-worn cameras.
The incident unfolded after a 911 caller reported at 12:17 a.m. Saturday that a male who appeared to be carrying a stick or device to unlock cars was peering into cars and walking through backyards, police said.
Sgt. Buford Kenton and Officer Cameran Gunn discovered Napouk in front of a home in the 5400 block of Tinker Toy Opportunity, near Lindell and Robindale roadways, Hank said.
” Put it on the ground now,” Gunn repeatedly told Napouk, who was wearing earphones. “It’s all great, guy. We can talk.”
Kenton, who motioned to Napouk to get rid of the earphones, stated, “You’re not in any trouble; simply drop the weapon and we’ll talk, OK?”
Napouk mumbled his words and was just heard stating, “Leave here.” At one point he raised the plastic sword.
As Napouk moved toward the officers, they cautioned him they were going to shoot.
” Simply drop it, bud. I don’t want to shoot you today. It’s not worth it,” Kenton stated, cautioning him not to take another step. That’s when gunfire appeared.
Kenton fired 3 shots and Gunn 4, Hank said. Napouk was struck numerous times and died at the scene.
Kenton had actually requested an officer equipped with a weapon that fires low-lethality beanbag rounds to react, however they didn’t get there in time, Hank said.
Napouk dealt with his sweetheart about a mile away, and detectives have yet to determine what he was carrying out in the neighborhood, cops said.
This was the 21st shooting and the 11th casualty including City officers this year, compared to 19 during the exact same period in 2017, Hank said.