LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police released images of the investigation of an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the 4500 block of Lindale Avenue in east Las Vegas Friday March 13. The neighborhood is located near Desert Inn and Mountain Vista, just east of Boulder Station Hotel and Casino.
On Monday, Assistant Sheriff Chris Darcy discussed additional details of the officer involved shooting that originally involved two officers who were patrolling a recreation center in the area of Ferndale Street when they noticed two males walking in the area. As the officers approached the males, one of them went in an opposite direction and walked away from the officers.
Shortly after, the officer identified as 26-year-old Coleman Barnum located one of the males who was later identified as a 16-year-old armed juvenile, who ran into a nearby neighborhood and the Officer Barnum chased him on foot.
As heard in the body cam video, Officer Barnum told the juvenile several times to drop his gun, and the suspect is seen running into a front yard of a home on Lindale Avenue where he ultimately sat down on the lawn and according to police took out a handgun.
LVMPD explained in the briefing and showed body cam video from Officer Barnum is heard firing four rounds and according to police impacts the juvenile at least twice before he was immediately detained and transported to Sunrise Pediatrics where he is now stable. Once released he will be arrested at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center and charged with:
- Resisting a Public Officer with a Firearm
- Possession of a Firearm by Child Under 18
The LVMPD Force Investigation Team is handling the investigation into the officer’s use of force in this incident. The findings will be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for review.
This is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at (702) 828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555.
This is LVMPD’s 4th OIS of the year.