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Las Vegas police release video of traffic stop that led to fatal OIS


The Assistant Sheriff of Clark County, Nevada, briefed the media on Monday in regards to a Las Vegas Metro Police officer-involved shooting that took place in the twilight hours of Friday morning.

Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman provided reporters with details of the shooting, which involved LVMPD Officers Francisco Rivera and Padilla Mills, who opened fire on suspect Junior David Lopez after he picked up his gun and began to point it at officers.

Body camera footage showed Lopez attempting to pull a firearm on the officers before dropping it and reaching for it several times, despite orders to leave the firearm alone.

After Rivera and Mills opened fire, Lopez again tried to reach for the firearm. Forced to shoot again, the officers mortally wounded Lopez, who later died at the hospital.

According to Las Vegas Now, Rivera and Mills are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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