LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The Clark County Coroner’s Office has identified the suspect shot and killed by police in North Las Vegas on Tuesday.

NLVPD officers responded to the 2200 block of E. Nelson Avenue after a caller reported hearing shots fired in the area. While that caller was on the phone with 911, the dispatcher heard shots being fired in the background.

After the officers arrived on the scene and approached a courtyard, they encountered a man armed with a firearm who walked toward the officers. Officers gave him “multiple verbal commands” to drop the firearm, but he ignored the commands and continued to walk toward them, according to a police report. Two officers then discharged their duty firearms, striking the man, who was identified on Wednesday afternoon as Edward Brooks, 43, of North Las Vegas.

Officers checked nearby apartments for any potential victims related to the original shooting call. During those searches, three adult females and a dog were found dead in two separate apartments. Additionally, a young child was found unharmed in one of the apartments.

This is the first NLVPD officer-involved shooting of 2024. Per NLVPD policy, the identity of the officers involved will be released 48 hours after the incident.


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