Metro police are releasing more information about why an officer fired at a suspect on Sunday.
Police say a man tried to break inside two different homes near Warm Springs Road and Valley View Boulevard.
A woman in her 70’s encountered DeLeon inside a home and chased him. He then grabbed a cane from the woman and stood over her. Body camera video from the sergeant shows the officer arriving on the scene just as that happened.
“Sergeant Blum immediately ran towards her and advised dispatch that DeLeon was attacking her with a hatchet. Sergeant Blum fired 3 rounds at DeLeon but did not strike him,” said LVMPD assistant sheriff Tim Kelly.
Deleon ran off again and was eventually apprehended by a K-9 officer. He is charged with burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery on a victim over 60 years old.