Metro shows body cam video of deadly shooting involving officer

LAS VEGAS - A Metro Police officer can be heard yelling numerous times at an armed man to drop his gun before another officer opens fire killing the man.

During an afternoon news conference, Metro Police Undersheriff Tom Roberts played the video from the body cameras of the two police officers at the scene of the deadly officer-involved shooting on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Police were called to the mini-mart at 780 E. Pyle Road on a report that a man was choking a woman in front of the business around 5:30 p.m.

Police identified the man as 41-year-old Phillip Pitts who doesn't have a criminal record in Nevada.

When the first officer arrived, Undersheriff Roberts said, Pitts and the woman were struggling over the gun, and at one point, Pitts pointed the gun at his own head.

"The officer pulled out his firearm and told Pitts numerous times to put his gun down and step away," Roberts said. "Pitts did not comply to any of the verbal commands. Officer Nesheiwat arrived shortly thereafter and saw Pitts had a firearm pressed to the female's abdomen and also gave verbal commands for him to drop the gun."

Officer David Nesheiwat, 33, fired two rounds striking Pitts who fell to the ground but was still pointing the weapon at the woman. The officer fire two more shots at Pitts. The woman was also struck. (Body camera video around 8:45)

Roberts said, both were transported to the hospital. Pitts died. The woman underwent surgery for her non life-threatening injury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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