Cops: Armed Man Rammed Police Car, Charged Officers Before OIS Shooting

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Investigators said a man rammed a police car with a pickup, then charged at officers with a handgun before being shot during a confrontation Wednesday evening, according to authorities.

The shooting happened at a home on the 100 block of Moonlight Drive near Tenaya Way and Tropical Pkwy. around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.

Officers responded to the house around 7:45 p.m. to help a woman retrieving property from the home following a fight with a man there earlier in the day. Police were informed that the man had threatened violence against officers and there was probable cuase to arrest him for felony domestic violence charges.

When officers rang the Ring WiFi-enabled doorbell and spoke to the man, he again threatened officers. After determining the man was not in the house, the woman went inside to get her belongings while officers remained on scene.

About 45 minutes later, officers say the man arrived at the house in a pickup truck, slamming the vehicle into the rear end of an unoccupied squad car. The man got out of truck and started toward the front door of the house, armed with a handgun, officers reported.

As the suspect charged at officers, shouting and raising the gun, one officer fired several times, hitting the suspect.

The man was taken to University Medical Center, where he was expected to survive his wounds.

The shooting is the 19th officer-involved shooting of 2017 for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. The identity of the officer involved is expected to be released by the department Saturday.

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