LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A bank robbery suspect is dead after police opened fire in the northwest valley.
According to LVMPD Capt. Carlos Hank, Officer of Internal Oversight, around 11:27 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 officers responded to a bank robbery call in the northwest area. During their investigation, they determined that the suspect was involved in several robbery attempts in the area.
Metro police news conference below:
Police followed the suspect believed to be involved to the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue and Tenaya Way.
Officers attempted a car stop of the suspect. The suspect exited the vehicle outside of an apartment complex and drew a handgun, according to police.
Police say that is when the suspect was shot by officers. Officers rendered aid to the suspect and requested medical attention. The suspect later died at the hospital.
“This is a very complex investigation because it involved multiple scenes and we don’t have that information at this time. The only person we know of involved is the person that had the officer-involved shooting.” Captain Carlos Hank, LVMPD.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Tenaya Way was closed in both directions from Cheyenne Avenue Gowan Road during the investigation.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates from the police.
This is officer-involved shooting number 10 in the LVMPD jurisdiction in 2021.