Video: Las Vegas police shoot man who pointed BB gun at officer

Police were called after an apparently drunken man, identified as 34-year-old Justin Blake, was seen waving a gun


By PoliceOne Staff

LAS VEGAS — Video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan PD shows a drunken man point a BB gun at police before being shot.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that police were called after an apparently drunken man, who was identified as 34-year-old Justin Blake, was seen waving a gun on Jan. 26. Officers ordered Blake to drop the gun and show his hands, which he ignored.

Police said Blake started running across a street and pointed the gun at police, prompting Officer Bryan Davila to fire. The suspect was shot four times and was hit in the arm, foot and leg.

Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly said Blake was combative and uncooperative throughout the incident. It was later determined that Blake was carrying a BB gun.

Blake faces several charges, including assault on a protected person.

 

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