NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — North Las Vegas police have identified a 40-year-old SWAT officer who shot and wounded a man in a vehicle near an overnight standoff at a home where another man was arrested and a woman was hospitalized in a reported domestic dispute.

Sgt. Michael Booker, a 10-year department veteran, remains on paid leave pending departmental and district attorney reviews of the early Tuesday shooting on Ellis Street.

The 25-year-old motorist was hospitalized with a leg wound that police said didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

His name wasn’t made public, and he wasn’t immediately charged with a crime.

Police say Booker reported that he believed the driver posed a threat in an area police had cordoned off after the standoff that began about 9 p.m. Monday.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Listen Live