Skydiving Site Dispute Preceded Police Shooting

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a dispute about a recreational vehicle in a Las Vegas-area skydiving landing zone preceded an armed confrontation and police shooting that left a man dead during the weekend.

Police Capt. Matt McCarthy tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal a skydiving company employee summoned police Sunday morning after a man in an RV wielded a rifle and refused to leave a drop zone near Jean Airport.

McCarthy says the man barricaded himself in the RV and was shot dead after he pointed a rifle at SWAT officers. No one else was hurt.

Jean Airport is off Interstate 15, about 30 miles south of Las Vegas.

It was the fourth officer-involved shooting this year involving Las Vegas police.

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