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.