Officers, slain man ID'd in Vegas police shootings
Authorities are identifying a 23-year-old homicide suspect shot and killed in Las Vegas this week, and the police officers involved his shooting.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
CREATED Feb. 3, 2012
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities are identifying a 23-year-old homicide suspect shot and killed in Las Vegas this week, and the police officers involved his shooting.
The Clark County coroner reported Friday that Jason Baires died of head and chest wounds in the 2 a.m. Wednesday shootout that wounded a police officer.
Police say Las Vegas officers Greg Theobald and Thomas Faller and Henderson Detective David Rowlett were involved in that incident, which followed the slaying of a 50-year-old man at a Stacey Avenue home.
Officials also identified officers who wounded a knife-wielding escaped prison inmate in a separate incident about nine hours earlier.
Police say officers Steven Williams and Keegan Doty shot state prison inmate Larry Jevon Barber about 5 p.m. Tuesday after chasing him into a motel lobby on East Fremont Street.