NHP releases video of trooper shooting carjacking suspect

By Caroline Bleakley | cbleakley@8newsnow.com

Published 10/25 2016 07:54PM

Updated 10/25 2016 08:07PM

The Nevada Highway Patrol released its preliminary findings and a video of the fatal shooting of a carjacking suspect by an NHP trooper during a Tuesday news conference.

The suspect, 28-year-old Javier Munoz, led NHP troopers on a chase from Las Vegas to Henderson with speeds reaching 100 mph.

Authorities said Munoz was shot by Trooper David Dudley, a 17-year veteran, after crashing a car stolen from a woman at a convenience store and trying to carjack another vehicle from a elderly man at a Cadillac dealership.

NHP Col. Dennis Osborne said Munoz didn't had a weapon on him, but posed a threat to the public.

"That vehicle is a 4,500 pound weapon," he said.

Officials say the woman at the convenience store was treated for minor injuries after trying to stop Munoz from stealing her black Scion near downtown Las Vegas.

Troopers chased the Scion after seeing it being driven erratically on U.S. 95.

Munoz was shot in the stomach and died the following day.

Munoz, who was from Glendale, Arizona, was believed to have been in Las Vegas for only a few days. His toxicology results will not be available for a few more weeks.

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