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Phillip Pitts, 41
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 11, 2017

Agencies: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Nevada

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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Las Vegas police have identified the officer who shot and killed a man at a south valley convenience store Saturday evening.

The Metropolitan Police Department identified the officer as 33-year-old David Nesheiwat. He has been with the department since July 2006.

Nesheiwat was placed on paid administrative leave after he fired four shots at a man who was holding a woman and pointing a gun at her. The woman was also shot, and police said it was unclear whether the man fired his weapon.

Nesheiwat’s name appeared in the news in 2010 when he returned to work after he was injured and his partner was killed in a car crash the year before.

Saturday’s shooting was the 21st by Metro this year. The department investigated 10 police shootings last year.