Published Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 | 1:54 p.m.
Updated Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 | 1:54 p.m.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead in an officer-involved shooting near Red Rock Canyon.
Officials say the incident happened a little after noon Friday at mile marker 15 on State Route 159.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says a trooper and two park rangers with the Bureau of Land Management got into an altercation with a person.
Hixson says the confrontation escalated and at least one of the officials opened fire, leaving the person dead.
The officers weren't hurt.
A portion of the road was closed in both directions while officials investigated.