UPDATE: The officer who returned fire in a Saturday morning incident has been identified as officer Michael Graca, 30. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Monday said Graca has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident. Graca has been with Metro since 2018 and is currently assigned to the Community Policing Division, Summerlin Area Command. (See original story below.)
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – LVMPD is investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday morning in the southwest part of the valley.
Metro Police Captain Yesenia Watomi said in a briefing Saturday morning that officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 4:43 a.m. from a woman at a home in the 6200 block of Windfresh. The woman reported that her husband was acting erratic and was armed with a firearm.
Upon arriving to the home near Patrick and Hualapai, the woman told officers her husband was still inside the home and was armed.
Officers could hear gunshots coming from within the home. The man came out of the house and fired at officers, at which point, one officer returned fire. The man retreated inside, and then SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called in.
SWAT further contained the home and had started evacuation proceedings when the man came out unarmed and surrendered. He was taken into custody. No one else was injured. The suspect was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
This is the 5th officer-involved-shooting of 2021. Per LVMPD, the identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452.