Local sheriff says there were two protest-related shootings in Las Vegas Monday night left a Las Vegas police officer on life support and resulted in the death of a suspect at another scene.
Sheriff Joe Lombardo said officers were attempting to disperse a large crowd of demonstrators in front of the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip and were being hit with rocks and bottles form the crowd. While trying to detain some people, Lombado said, “a shot rang out and our officer went down.” The officer was on life support and a suspect was in custody.
Downtown, city police and federal officers were posted at the stairs of the federal building to protect it from protesters when a man with “multiple firearms who appeared to be wearing body armor” reached for a firearm, Lombardo said. He was shot by an officer and pronounced dead at a hospital.