UPDATE: Officers involved in shootout near Clark High School identified

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UPDATE: The officers involved in the October 4, 2021 officer-involved shooting, which occurred in
the 4100 block of Silver Dollar Avenue have been identified as Officer Theron Young
and Officer Joel Blasko.

Officer Young is 35 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2014. He
is assigned to the Investigative Services Division, Gang/Vice Bureau.

Officer Blasko is 31 years old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2014. He
is assigned to the Investigative Services Division, Gang/Vice Bureau.

Both officers have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One man was killed and a woman and a Las Vegas Metro Police officer wounded in a shootout Monday night near Clark High School.

The shooting occurred just after 6:30 p.m. at an apartment complex near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street, according to Metro Capt. Carlos Hank.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic dispute. When they arrived, they were immediately met with gunfire, according to Capt. Hank.

Investigators said officers returned fire, and the gunman took off. After a brief chase, officers found the suspect and again opened fire, killing the man.

A woman who was with the man was wounded. She was treated at a nearby hospital and is expected to recover. A police officer was hit by bullet fragments and is also expected to recover.

On Tuesday the Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the man shot and killed by police as 21-year-old Demetrius Deshawn Roberts.

The identity of the officers involved in the shooting, along with additional information about the suspect and the shooting incident will be released within 72 hours, per the policies of the LVMPD.

This is the 7th shooting involving Metro Police officers in 2021.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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