A male murder suspect died on Friday in Las Vegas after a police officer, while pursuing the suspect during a high-speed chase, shot him through windshield of his police cruiser.
Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a Las Vegas police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Fidel Miranda during a high-speed pursuit on July 11, near an elementary school off of 1776 E. Ogden Ave. According to police reports, Nunez was wanted for suspicion of murder in connection to the July 11 shooting death of 25-year-old Thomas Romero.
After Romero was shot in the early morning hours of July 11, the suspects, which included Miranda and 30-year-old Rene Nunez, fled in a black SUV. A few hours later, officers spotted the SUV. As the officers gave chase, the suspects fired at total of 24 gunshots, prompting one of the officers to shoot back, firing shots through his windshield and through the driver’s side window.
Shortly after, the suspects crashed their vehicle into a wall at the Hollingsworth Elementary School, prompting an immediate school lockdown. Around 100 children were inside, attending summer school classes.
Both suspects fled from SUV after the crash, but Nunez was later apprehended with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital. As Miranda fled on foot, officers spotted him outside of the school. The officers cornered Miranda and exchanged gunfire, striking and killing him.
On Friday, the officers involved in the deadly incident were identified as William Umana, 37, and Paul Solomon, 46. Both officers are currently assigned to the downtown-area tourist safety division while authorities investigate the incident.
Watch the video of the incident below.
[Feature Photo: Las Vegas Police Department]