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Mug shot released of second suspect in officer-involved shooting

Mug shot released of second suspect in officer-involved shooting

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police have now released of the mug shot of a man arrested over the weekend after an officer-involved shooting.

24-year-old DeAnthony Brown of Las Vegas is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on numerous charges, including two counts of attempted murder, battery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.

At approximately 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, patrol officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located on the 4800 block of Cleopatra Avenue to investigate a report of a male who had been shot. While officers were on the way to the shooting location, a patrol sergeant was flagged down by a citizen who advised the suspect vehicle was a red Ford Mustang. 

Patrol officers located the suspect vehicle in the area of Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop.

The Mustang did not stop and the officers initiated a pursuit. At the intersection of Timberlake Drive and Trout Lake Avenue, the suspect vehicle attempted to negotiate a turn, almost hitting a block wall. A marked police vehicle conducted a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) and the suspect vehicle spun and came to a stop. 

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The driver Brown, and passenger 23-year-old Kevin Lay got out of the suspect vehicle and fled on foot in different directions.

Lay ran into a residence located in the 3800 block of Clear Lake Court and refused to come out. Family members in the house exited without injury, and a short time he exited and was taken into custody.

Brown, while being chased by officers, produced a firearm from his waistband, and turned towards the officers.

The patrol sergeant fired several rounds, striking the suspect and the suspect dropped to the ground. The sergeant and officer took Brown into custody and rendered medical aid until medical personnel arrived.

Brown was then transported to the UMC Trauma Center where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The officer involved in this incident has been identified as 42-year-old Sgt. James Oaks. He has been employed with the LVMPD since September 1990.

Sgt. Oaks is assigned to the Patrol Division, Northeast Area Command and has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this event.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.