UPDATE: Baldwin Motorsports President kills man in self-defense

Local News

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — We now have more information about a deadly shooting from earlier this week. According to a press release from Baldwin Motorsports Las Vegas, their president —BJ Baldwin — shot and killed a man in self-defense.

The shooting happened near the In-N-Out Burger at Tropicana and Fort Apache. According to the release from Baldwin Motorsports, Baldwin had just finished a late-night dinner in the parking lot with his girlfriend around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. That’s when two men came up to them. One of them had a gun and started shooting.

As Baldwin and his girlfriend took cover, Baldwin returned fire, hitting the suspect. Baldwin has a valid concealed weapons permit.

The other man then ran away. Police say Baldwin and his girlfriend left the scene, then called police to report the shooting. Police say a woman who had a relationship with the deceased man came to the scene and took his gun.

In the Baldwin Motorsports press release, the company says Metro has called the shooting a “justifiable homicide.” Baldwin has and is continuing to cooperate with Metro police.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Trending Stories