1 dead, officers injured during Las Vegas riot

A man wearing body armor and carrying multiple firearms was fatally shot


LAS VEGAS — A man outfitted with body armor and multiple firearms approached officers posted outside a downtown courthouse and was fatally shot after drawing a weapon.

About the same time, 11:22 p.m., Lombardo said Las Vegas police and federal officers were posted at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse at Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridger Avenue. He said they were there to protect the building from protesters. 

A man armed with multiple firearms wearing what appeared to be body armor approached the building. Lombardo said he reached for a firearm and officers "engaged," shooting him several times.

The man was pronounced dead on UMC. His death marked the ninth officer-involved shooting in 2020.

The shooting occurred as rioters throughout the city attacked police officers, throwing bottles and bricks at officers. 

"This is a sad night for LVMPD family and a tragic night for our community with these protests that are leading to riots. One tragedy is only leading to another," Lombardo said. 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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