Video shows Metro Police hit armed robbery suspect with patrol car before firing more than 20 times
Las Vegas Metro police shot at a robbery suspect more than 20 times last Wednesday.
At a news conference today, police presented new information and body-camera video from both the sergeant and officer involved in the shooting.
The suspect is 36-year-old Steven Thomas. Thomas was armed with a 9mm handgun according to police and did not fire any rounds.
Metro says 59-year-old Sergeant Donald Graham and 40-year-old Officer Amelia Lukac were involved.
Police say they responded to a call at 11:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. from a person who said he had been robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot on the 1700 block of N. Decatur. Police say Thomas stole this man’s car.
Police received another call two minutes later from a convenience store on the 5400 block of Vegas Drive reporting a robbery. Surveillance video shows Thomas in the store. The employee told police, Thomas demanded money from the safe while showing his handgun. The worker was not able to open the safe and Thomas left the store.
Then at 11:34 a.m. Metro received a call from someone at a credit union on the 7200 block of West Lake Mead saying a man, identified in video as Thomas, was demanding money from a teller while showing his gun.