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February 18, 2014
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Video: Man fatally shot after climbing into trooper's SUV

Suspect climbed into the trooper’s SUV and tried to remove an AR-15 rifle from a locked compartment

By Steven Slivka
Las Vegas Review-Journal

LAS VEGAS  D’Andre Berghardt Jr., 20, of Los Angeles was shot by Bureau of Land Management rangers after he climbed into a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper’s SUV and tried to remove an AR-15 rifle from a locked compartment. At least one ranger fired through the car’s windshield.

The two federal rangers and the state trooper were called to state Route 159 about noon Friday after cyclists near Calico Basin reported an altercation with a pedestrian, described as a black man in his 20s, according to Highway Patrol.

No officers were injured, but Berghardt died at the scene, Hixson said. Berghardt died from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

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