Police identify suspect, officers involved in Tuesday’s shooting in northeast valley

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police have identified the suspect and two officers involved in Tuesday’s shooting on Lake Mead and Pecos in the northeast valley.

According to police, the shooting took place on Nov. 16 at approximately 4:08 p.m. at a mobile home park on North Pecos Road, near Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police tell 8 News Now that a witness called 911 reporting two suspicious males walking through the complex, one of them armed with a handgun.

Responding officers Jeffrey Burr and Damario Simmons, arrived and observed one of the males, later identified as Taveon Davidson, 25, and attempted to conduct a person stop.

During the stop, officers attempted to do a pat-down for weapons and they say that is when Davidson fled on foot.

Both Officers Burr and Simmons engaged in a foot pursuit and observed Davidson pull out a handgun.

Courtesy: LVMPD

While fleeing from officers, Davidson turned and fired one round at Officer Burr, according to police.

Both Officers Burr and Simmons then returned fire striking Davidson several times. Police say Davidson continued running from officers before he collapsed.

The officers gave the suspect medical aid and called for medical help.

Davidson was taken into custody without further incident and then transported to UMC Trauma where he was admitted for treatment of his wounds.

He was booked in absentia for:

  • Attempted murder with a deadly weapon on a protected person, two counts
  • Shooting into an occupied structure
  • Prohibited person in possession of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon

Police say the suspect has non-life-threatening injuries and all the officers involved are ok.

Assistant Sheriff Lazaro Chavez held a news conference Thursday at 4 p.m. at LVMPD Headquarters to provide additional details of the incident. The video of the conference can be viewed above.

Assistant Sheriff Lazaro Chavez displayed officer body-worn camera footage during the news conference.

Metro says Officer Burr is 34-years-old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2009. Officer Simmons is 29-years-old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2021.

Both are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review, police say.

Metro’s initial news briefing on the shooting is below:

8 News Now spoke to neighbors at the scene who say shootings are common in the area.

“You see this on the regular but nothing close down like this or for this long,” said Rudy Marrufo a resident in the area. “You get used to it, ever since I was a little kid, it’s the same thing.”

Pecos Road was closed off between Lake Mead and Barlett for hours following the incident.

This is an ongoing investigation. An examination of this incident is being conducted by the LVMPD Critical Incident Review Team.

This review focuses on policy, tactics, and training as it relates to this use of force.

Please check back for updates.

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