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Police officers involved in fatal shooting identified

Police officers involved in fatal shooting identified

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Oct 31, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the three officers involved in a fatal a shooting on Monday.

They were officers Michael Henry, Samantha Wimmer and Michele Iacullo.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the 2400 block of East Desert Inn Road. Officers were called to the scene after a man reportedly shot another man in the hand.

When they arrived, the gunman fled into a back alley. Police say that's when he pulled out a gun and officers fired at him.

The man shot by police was declared dead at the scene. He was later identified as 52-year-old Ronald James Morrison.

The officers involved were placed on paid administrative leave, standard procedure for officer-involved shootings.

Officer Henry, 41, has been employed with Metro since 2003. Officer Wimmer, 24, has been employed with Metro since 2006. Officer Iacullo, 33, has been with Metro since 2003.

All three officers are assigned to Metro's patrol division in the Southeast Area Command.