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April 24, 2014

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Suspect killed in Monday shooting identified

The man shot and killed Monday by Metro Police officers behind a retail store in the central valley has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office said the dead man was Las Vegas resident Ronald James Morrison, 52.

Morrison was shot around 3 p.m. in the alley behind the Ross Dress For Less store at 2420 E. Desert Inn Road. Police had been responding to an incident outside the store, where a homeless man had been shot in the right hand.

A Metro spokesman said three officers found Morrison in the alley. Rather than follow the officers’ orders, he brandished a gun from his waistband, police said. The officers then shot him, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morrison had a prior arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident is under investigation, and the three officers are on paid administrative leave, police said.

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  1. I'd like to see evidence that this man had a gun and that he brandished it. Proof so to speak. It seems that if the officers involved in the shooting were considered honest at face value they wouldn't be on administrative leave. Funny.