Details, including body cam footage, have emerged from a wild officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas last week during which more than 60 rounds were exchanged.
In the above video, a lawman identified as Officer William Umana, 37, became involved in a lengthy vehicle pursuit following a shooting reported at an area car wash that left a man mortally wounded earlier that morning. After taking fire from two men inside a stolen 2002 Ford Expedition, Umana returns fire at the vehicle, even shooting through his own windscreen.
As the SUV comes to a stop in the area of Ogden Avenue and 18th Street, near an elementary school, Umana performs a magazine exchange on his Gen 3 RTF2 Glock 17 and moves to engage the two men, later identified as Fidel Miranda, 23, and Rene Nunez, 30.
Miranda, with a lengthy criminal history that included weapon charges, was killed in the exchange. Nunez, a felon with robbery and host of other convictions, was taken into custody.
Further explained in detail by LVMPD Asst. Sheriff Tim Kelly in the below briefing, the suspects, armed with a S&W40VE, a Glock 21 .45ACP, and a Taurus PT111– the latter reported stolen– fired 34 rounds at the officers. Shell casings were recovered at five different locations along the route of the pursuit.
Umana fired 31 rounds from his Glock, which is shown in the footage to be equipped with a weapon light and Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove, while a second plainclothes officer, Paul Solomon, 46, fired a single shot from a Remington 870 shotgun at Miranda. Both officers are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting investigation.
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