DA: Deadly Officer Involved Shooting Justified - 8 News NOW

DA: Deadly Officer Involved Shooting Justified

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LAS VEGAS -- The actions of Metro Police were reasonable and legally justified in the shooting death of Roberto Torres last year, the Clark County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.

Torres was shot and killed Feb. 8, 2013 after a confrontation with police. He was wanted in connection with the shooting of his pregnant girlfriend. When police tried to arrest him at an apartment complex near Clark High School, officers say he pulled out a gun and shot at officers.

Officers returned fire and hit Torres several times. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Two bystanders were hurt in the exchange of gunfire.

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