Metro Police released more details about the officer-involved shooting near U.S. 95 and Charleston Boulevard on Monday.
Police identified the man suspected in the incident as 42-year-old Manuel Rodriguez, who is in this country illegal and he has been deported twice since 1997.
Clark County Undersheriff Jim Dixon explained that police were called to the area on reports that a man with a gun was trying to steal cars.
When the first officer arrived on scene, police say Rodriguez pointed his gun at him and the officer was able to take cover. They also say the suspect threatened two other people before officers arrived.
In the end, officers tracked Rodriguez to the on ramp at U.S. 95 and Charleston Boulevard. They say the suspect had his hands above his head and officers continued to tell him to drop his weapon.