LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro police officers shot and killed a suspect following a road rage incident and vehicle chase Friday morning, they announced in a news conference.
Officers were alerted of road rage near Charleston and Lamb boulevards at 11:01 a.m. where the suspect, 60-year-old William Allen Konkol from Las Vegas, pointed a firearm at the victim.
Police arrived at the scene, found Konkol’s vehicle, and tried to conduct a stop. Konkol fled and led police on a chase that ended near Colusa Circle and Sacramento Drive.
Officers then shot and killed Konkol, police said. Details about what exactly led up to the shooting were not made available.
An initial tweet from LVMPD at 11:35 a.m. said that all officers involved were “OK” and the suspect involved in the shooting was “contained.”
Neighbors told 8 News Now they heard several gunshots and witnessed police shoot a woman in a red vehicle.
SWAT responded to the scene and drivers were asked to avoid the area. Road closures were temporarily in place.
This is the 13th officer-involved shooting of 2022. Per LVMPD policy, the officers’ identities will be released after 48 hours.
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.
No other details were released.
This is a developing story.