Published Friday, June 11, 2010 | 10:32 p.m.
Updated Saturday, June 12, 2010 | 1:47 p.m.
A man was shot to death Friday night while narcotics officers were executing a search warrant at an east Las Vegas apartment, Metro Police said.
Detectives with the department’s narcotics unit served a search warrant at about 9 p.m. at the Mirabella apartment complex in the 2800 block of East Bonanza Road, not far from Eastern Avenue.
Detectives knocked and announced their presence at the apartment, according to a report from Metro’s Robbery-Homicide Bureau, but after receiving no response, the detectives entered the apartment.
A pregnant woman was found hiding in a bedroom closet and was taken into custody, police said.
Detectives then tried to enter a bathroom where the suspect was hiding. Police said the man made a “furtive movement” toward a detective, who fired a single shot at the man.
The suspect died at the scene a short time later, police said.
"It was during the course of a warrant and as you all know, narcotics warrants are all high-risk warrants," Capt. Patrick Neville of Metro's Robbery-Homicide Bureau said Friday night.
Police have not said if the suspect was armed at the time of the shooting. The man appeared to be in his early 20s, police said, but his identity will be released later by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The officer who fired the shot will be placed on administrative leave while the incident is under investigation, which is standard department policy, Neville said.
The identity of the detective will be released 48 hours after the shooting, per Metro policy.