Court: Officers shot, injured suspect after he ‘rammed’ patrol cars at Red Rock Canyon’s visitor center, bail set


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The suspect in the officer-involved shooting at Red Rock Canyon Conservation Area Thursday has been identified as 29-year-old Erik Keith Legried.

According to NHP, the incident took place at the Visitor’s Center parking lot. When officers found Legried he rammed “multiple law enforcement vehicles,” prompting officers to fire shots and injuring him.

It is unknown how many shots or where officers fired at Legried; however first responders transported Legried to UMC Trauma where he was placed under arrest.

Legried faces eight felony charges, including:

  • 3 counts: Battery with use of a deadly weapon – one of the victims is a first responder
  • 3 counts: Resisting arrest of public officers with a deadly weapon, not a firearm
  • 2 counts: Damaging and destroying state property worth $5K

The defense noted that Legried has mental health issues and requested he be released into the care of his family and institutionalized in Wisconsin.

The judge set the bail at $100,000 with electronic monitoring. If the bail is met, Legried will return to court Nov. 16 at 8:30 a.m.

The shooting and the investigation closed the Red Rock Canyon to visitors for the remainder of the Veteran’s Day holiday.

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