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Warrant service in NW valley erupts into police gunfire

Updated Thursday, June 27, 2013 | 1:08 p.m.

Officer-involved shooting

SWAT officers shot at and missed an armed man Thursday morning in a northwest valley condominium where Metro Police were serving a warrant.

The incident occurred about 10:40 a.m. in a residence at the Highgate Condominums, 7100 W. Pirates Cove Road, near Summerlin Parkway and Tenaya Way.

Metro officers serving the warrant called in the SWAT team because they were unsure whether anyone was in the residence at the time, according to Metro Capt. Brett Primas.

Primas said officers from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force — which includes officers from the FBI and Metro — reported to the location.

For about 15 to 20 minutes, the SWAT members called out for anyone in the apartment to come out, Primas said. Eventually, officers entered the apartment and found a male in a bedroom in the back of the residence. That’s when the man lifted a firearm toward officers, and two SWAT members fired shots that went errant, Primas said. After the shots were fired, the suspect dropped his weapon.

The man was taken into custody.

The incident is still under investigation, and officers are not yet releasing the suspect's name.

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  1. Sounds like training is in order.

  2. Did I read this correctly? A man draws a weapon on SWAT team members in a bedroom, and the SWAT team responds by missing him? What's wrong with this picture?
    I agree with Dale, training is in order, quickly.