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1 dead in officer-involved shooting near Red Rock

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.