LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A man armed with a rifle was shot to death late Saturday in a gunfire exchange with North Las Vegas Police in a residential neighborhood.
Officers responded to a home near 4300 Westmere Avenue, west of Aviary Way and south of Grand Teton Drive, around 10 p.m. after a resident said he saw a man with a long pole in the backyard of a house on his street, according to Sgt. Jeff Wall of the North Las Vegas Police Department. The resident said the man appeared to be trying to break into a house.
The resident also said the, later identified as 38-year-old Darin Matthew Paul Dyer, seemed to be high on alcohol or drugs. When confronted by the resident, Dyer asked the resident if he wanted to die, Wall said.
Police found Dyer armed with a rifle, Wall said, and after shots were exchanged, he was wounded and taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
No one else was injured, Wall said.
The identity of the officers involved has not yet been released.