Naked Gunman Threatens to Shoot Himself before Being Shot by Cops
Albanian Daily News
Published October 2, 2017
The gunman was found in a church parking lot threatening suicide on Saturday morning (Pictured: Life Springs Christian Church) Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4766380/New-images-naked-gunmen-shot-Vegas-revealed.html#ixzz4uLVVgU
New images of a naked gunman reportedly threatening to kill himself in Las Vegas over the weekend were released on Sunday.
Police were called to the Life Springs Christian Church at 2075 E. Warm Springs Road, near Eastern Avenue, around 11.00am on Saturday after they received reports that a naked man armed with a gun was sitting in the parking lot, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.
At the same time, Chris Mehri was inside the church taking a pre-SAT exam when the incident unfolded.
'The guard told us don't go out there,' Merhi explained to local NBC broadcaster KSNV-TV.
'There's a man outside. He's naked with a gun.'
Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Jeff Clark later told the Review Journal the naked gunman was reportedly threatening to commit suicide.
Soon after authorities arrived, they began engaging in a dialogue with the suspect, who initially appeared to be complying with their commands to put the gun down on the ground and walk away.
Police said, however, that he suddenly turned around and ran back towards the weapon.
An officer then fired a single shot at the man, striking him in the arm, and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
No officers were hurt.
During the standoff, Mehri was able to use his cellphone and take pictures of the suspect who had rested his back against a door.
'I was about five feet from him,' Mehri said. 'I could see him right through the glass door.'
'About 20 minutes later, a METRO police officer walked in and told us that they had engaged with him and shot him in the arm, and that he was rushed to the hospital and the scene was taken care of,' Merhi added.
This is the 16th police shooting in Las Vegas so far this year, a sharp increase from the 10 total police shootings in 2016.
'The guard told us don't go out there,' Merhi explained to local NBC broadcaster KSNV-TV.
'There's a man outside. He's naked with a gun.'
Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Jeff Clark later told the Review Journal the naked gunman was reportedly threatening to commit suicide.
Soon after authorities arrived, they began engaging in a dialogue with the suspect, who initially appeared to be complying with their commands to put the gun down on the ground and walk away.
Police said, however, that he suddenly turned around and ran back towards the weapon.
An officer then fired a single shot at the man, striking him in the arm, and was immediately taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
No officers were hurt.
During the standoff, Mehri was able to use his cellphone and take pictures of the suspect who had rested his back against a door.
'I was about five feet from him,' Mehri said. 'I could see him right through the glass door.'
'About 20 minutes later, a METRO police officer walked in and told us that they had engaged with him and shot him in the arm, and that he was rushed to the hospital and the scene was taken care of,' Merhi added.
This is the 16th police shooting in Las Vegas so far this year, a sharp increase from the 10 total police shootings in 2016.

(Source: The Daily Mail)




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