LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police have identified the suspect and officers who were involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting from Monday. The shooting happened August 10 in the Storeyville Mobile Home Resort in the 3700 block of Nellis Boulevard.
According to Metro, police went to the mobile home park searching for 32-year-old Joshua Squires. In their morning briefing, police were told Squires was the suspect in an arson investigation.
Once at the park, 28-year-old Officer Raul Cabrera encountered Squires walking through the park. As he approached him, Squires ran and Officer Cabrera initiated a foot pursuit.
During the chase, Squires turned and pointed a gun at Officer Cabrera. This led Officer Cabrera to fire one shot at Squires, which missed.
It was later revealed that Squires was armed with a Walter PPQ Airsoft Pistol, which had the orange tip removed to make it appear as a 9mm handgun.
Squires escaped Officer Cabrera shortly after the shot was fired. Squires climbed over a wall and made his way to his mother’s mobile home where he was currently staying.
Metro Police then received word that Squires’ mother was was in the home, and that Squires would not allow her to leave. His mother also told dispatchers that he was still in possession of his gun.
Squires also reportedly threatened to set the mobile home on fire.
From that point, the SWAT team was called in. SWAT later entered the home through a sliding glass door where they immediately encountered Squires holding his gun.
36-year-old Officer Allyn Goodrich, who has been with LVMPD since 2007, was the first to enter the home.
Officer Goodrich fired 11 rounds at Squires, of which several hit made contact. Tactical medics responded to Squires, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The hostage was not harmed in the incident.
Metro Police released body worn camera video from the scene. you can see that video in the press conference below. Body worn camera video starts around the 5 minute mark:
If he had survived, Squires would have faced the following charges:
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer (x2)
- Resisting with a Weapon (x2)
- Kidnapping with a Deadly Weapon (x2)
This is the 11th officer-involved shooting in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.