Henderson Cops Cleared In Deadly Slaying

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(photo courtesy of Clark County website)

(photo courtesy of Clark County website)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — The district attorney has cleared two Henderson police officers in the July 23 death of an unarmed fugitive in a kidnap-slaying case who led police on a chase and tried to commandeer a passing motorist’s vehicle.

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson determined Wednesday that the slaying of 42-year-old Andy Puente Soto by officers David Rowlett and Daniel Medrano was lawful and reasonable.

Wolfson says he determined that Soto was a threat to others, and that Soto’s movements with a hand in his waistband led officers to believe he had a weapon.

A joint police-FBI criminal apprehension team had been seeking Soto on a murder warrant stemming from a July 4 stabbing in Las Vegas.

Since becoming DA this year, Wolfson has cleared police in 19 pending officer-involved deaths.

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