VIDEO: Fugitive Ignored 24 Commands from Officers Before Being Shot
A wanted man who Las Vegas police officers fatally shot on New Year's Eve ignored at least 24 verbal commands to surrender before the gunshots, reports KVVU.
Las Vegas Metro police discussed Monday the officer-involved shooting of 23-year-old Keith Childress Jr. Officers and U.S. marshals confronted Childress while he was being sought as a fugitive.
Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told media members marshals were seeking Childress after he skipped out on sentencing in a home invasion case out of the Phoenix area.
Childress was also told that he would be shot if he walked closer to the officers, which he did. Two officers opened fire on Childress, who was shot five times.
Childress died at the scene. Officers later searched Childress for any weapons. McMahill said the object Childress held throughout the encounter was a cell phone.
McMahill also noted marshals told officers Childress was armed and dangerous and wanted for attempted murder. The charge, though, turned out to be false, according to McMahill.