A Las Vegas, N.M., man initially thought to have been killed by Las Vegas police earlier this month died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, in line with particulars of the incident launched Friday.
Jeffery Scott, 30, of Las Vegas referred to as police to report a home dispute round 9:30 p.m. July 17, in line with New Mexico State Police Officer Dusty Francisco, a spokesman for the company.
When officers arrived, Francisco wrote in a information assertion issued Friday, Scott appeared with a shotgun and advised them they “higher again up” earlier than firing a number of rounds on the officers.
Las Vegas Officers “Dennis Lujan and Elia Fasanella returned fireplace in the direction of Scott,” in line with the assertion, however overlooked him as he fled to the south aspect of the residence.
“At that time, a single gunshot was heard,” Francisco wrote. “Officers positioned Scott deceased with what seemed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. Officers positioned a shotgun and a revolver close to Scott’s physique, and a knife on him.”
Lujan has been with the Las Vegas Police Division for six years, in line with state police, and Fasanella has been employed there one yr and 9 months.
Scott didn’t have an in depth prison historical past.
Just one cost in opposition to him was listed within the state court docket system. He was charged with aggravated assault in 2013 and was launched on a conditional discharge, New Mexico court docket data present.