PD: Victim in Las Vegas shooting from Buckeye

Posted at 10:42 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 14:19:46-04

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Efrem Trujillo from Buckeye, Arizona.

The officers involved were named Wednesday night.

Officer Lukas Ferris, 25, has been with the department since April 2015 while Officer Bryan Loy, 33, since May 2007.

Las Vegas police will hold a briefing Thursday on Monday's officer-involved shooting.


One person is dead after being shot by police on the Las Vegas Strip on Monday night.

Police responded to reports of a shooting around 10:10 p.m. to the 2000 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, near St. Louis Avenue.

A victim was located and transported to the hospital.

Shortly after, police found the suspect in the area and a short pursuit followed.

The suspect began shooting at the police. Officers shot back, hitting the suspect.  That man was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

"We were on lockdown," said Mika Smith who lives in the Seigel Suites nearby. "Before he [the suspect] was shot he tried getting in here. The whole community yelled at him and pointed their fingers saying, 'No, don't come over here. You can't come over here."

Police said the victim shot by the suspect was taken into surgery and is expected to survive.

The Clark County coroner will release the name of the deceased after relatives have been notified.

The officers involved in the shooting will be placed on paid leave per department policy while the shooting is being investigated.