Las Vegas Police Say Driver Killed By Officers Reached For Gun
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas say officers shot and killed a man when he picked up a handgun he initially dropped during a traffic stop in a neighborhood several miles east of downtown.
Capt. Christoper Little told reporters the shooting happened about 4:45 a.m. Friday after officers on the way to another complaint stopped a car driving recklessly on a quiet street near Charleston Boulevard and Sloan Lane.
Police say the unidentified male driver got out of the car with the gun, dropped it, knelt to his knees, retrieved the gun and began to raise it toward the officers.
Officials say two officers shot the man, and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Two women in the vehicle were not injured.
Police say the officers were wearing body cameras. The video was not immediately released.