LAS VEGAS, NV (KLAS)– Police are investigating a fatal shooting involving the Nevada Highway Patrol on Sunday morning in the northeast valley.
According to NHP, at approximately 7:58 A.M, Nevada Highway Patrol received a call of a domestic battery in the area of Lake Mead Blvd and Los Feliz Street, inside of a vehicle at gray Toyota Corolla which was occupied by a female and a male. Witnesses reported to police seeing a male striking the female several times.
About At approximately 8:19 A.M., Nevada state troopers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Lake Mead Blvd. near mile marker 14.
“At approximately 8:26 am troopers reported the officer-involved shooting. Following that, an adult male subject was transported to UMC Trauma where he succumbed to injuries sustained and was pronounced deceased,” Trooper Travis Smaka said.
Police could not immediately provide details on what prompted the shooting, nor what happened within the seven minutes that officers located the car and the shooting occurred. NHP also couldn’t provide the condition of the woman involved.
Lake Mead Blvd. is closed between Arnona Road and Pabco Road while police investigate the shooting. Police advise using alternate routes.
Metro police are expected to release more information in the next coming days.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.