Group marches in honor of Jorge Gomez — the man shot, killed by Metro during protest

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — People took to the streets Friday night in honor of a man who was shot and killed earlier this year by Metro Police officers. Protesters marched on the Las Vegas Strip in honor of Jorge Gomez.

Gomez was shot and killed during a protest earlier this year. Gomez was shot when police say he reached for a weapon as officers confronted him. The team of four officers fired a total of 19 shots.

Gomez was killed outside of the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas.

During the protest, demonstrators chanted Jorge’s name along with saying “stop killing us.” They also mentioned Breonna Taylor and chanted release the transcripts.

Social posts about the march say protesters were also marching in honor of Tashii Brown Farmer.

Friday night’s march started near Trump Tower and Fashion Show mall at about 8:45p.m. and end at the courthouse, according to demonstrators.

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