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Officer shoots gun-wielding man in Moapa

Molly Waldron

Officer shoots gun-wielding man in Moapa

CREATED Dec. 17, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A police officer shot and killed a gun-wielding man in Moapa on Sunday evening.

Authorities were called to the Moapa Paiute Travel Plaza at exit 75 off Interstate 15 at about 7 p.m. responding to reports of a disturbance.

When they arrived, they found a man who was believed to be a suspect in a shooting on Saturday at the Moapa River Indian Reservation.

The man reportedly became combative with police. One officer deployed his Taser, which was ineffective.

A physical altercation ensued and police said the man pointed a gun at an officer. That's when the officer fired a gun at the man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers involved were not injured.

The man shot has not yet been identified.

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