Police say a man attempted to seize the gun from the Nevada Highway Patrol soldier before he was shot
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – Members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Department of Public Safety and Nevada Highway Patrol provided the public with additional details about the July 27 shooting involving an officer on Interstate 15 near Sahara Avenue.
The press conference was held at 3:30 p.m. at LVMPD Headquarters at 400 S. Martin L. King Blvd.
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Police say Douglas Joseph Claiborne, 60, allegedly stole a vehicle and then led law enforcement in a chase that started near Las Vegas Motor Speedway and ended on I-15 near Sahara Avenue.
Police said a Nevada Highway Patrol soldier and 3 probation officers shot Claiborne after officers said they saw the suspect attempting to grab Trooper May’s gun from its holster.
They say Claiborne was also armed with a kitchen knife.
Claiborne allegedly hit the NHP soldier who was lying on the highway.
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LVMPD is investigating the shooting.