Las Vegas police investigate officer-involved fatal shooting

By – Associated Press – Sunday, May 3, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Police in Las Vegas have identified the officer involved in a deadly shooting last week.

They said Sgt. Timothy Stovall has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending an investigation of Wednesday’s shooting.

Police said the 51-year-old Stovall has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2001.

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He’s assigned to the Gangs Vice Bureau, Investigative Services Division.

Police said the shooting occurred on Interstate 15.

Officers were called about a person allegedly driving erratically in the area.

Police were able to pull the vehicle over but say the suspect showed a gun and was shot.

The suspect was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Police said additional information and body camera footage of the incident will be released at a later date.

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