News U.S. Marshalls vs. local police

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    LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
    Police said the man who was shot and killed by officers in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood Thursday afternoon was being sought by U.S. Marshals.

    The shooting happened on Gilded Crown Court, near the intersection of Cimarron and Desert Inn roads.

    According to Las Vegas Metro police, the man ran from Marshals and into the neighborhood. Marshals called local police and provided a description of the man, who was believed to be wanted for a charge of attempted murder.

    Police said officers arrived in the neighborhood and encountered a man who matched the description. The man began approaching the officers while holding something down at his right side. When the man refused commands to stop, officers fired and killed the man.

    Investigators said the item the man was holding at his side turned out to be a cell phone.

    “Because the officers believed the suspect was wanted for attempted murder, because this was a residential area and [because the officers] believed he was armed, the shot and struck him several times,” said Capt. Matt McCarthy, of Las Vegas Metro police.

    The man’s identity will later be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

    No officers were injured.


    Read more: http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/3086...outhwest-las-vegas-neighborhood#ixzz3w5gPwITU
     
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    May have had an active warrant or jumped bail. :dontknow:
     
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    Thanks. I knew someone here would know. It is a pretty nice area.
     
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    Normally, Marshals deal with people who have federal arrest warrants, but will also deal with people who have crossed state / country borders as fugitives from justice - like that "affluenza" moron from Texas.
     
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    He may have been a suspect in something bigger.
     
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    Attempted murder suspect is 'shot dead by Las Vegas cops who mistook his cell phone for a gun'




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    Dead: Keith Childress Jr., 23, was allegedly shot by an officer who thought that his cellphone was a gun
    A man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police while holding a cellphone that was mistaken for a gun had recently been convicted of multiple crimes in Arizona, his attorney said on Saturday.
    Brad Reinhart last had contact with his client, Keith Childress Jr., 23, last month when a jury was set to issue a verdict in his trial for stealing marijuana and guns from a Phoenix home in 2013. Reinhart said he texted Childress to be at the courthouse, but he never showed up.
    'He didn't show up for the final hearing. They had a warrant out for him,' Reinhart said.
    Las Vegas police said they were assisting U.S. marshals in arresting Childress because he was accused of multiple violent felonies in Arizona including attempted murder.
    Reinhart said while Childress' crimes were serious, they never included a charge of attempted murder.
    According to Maricopa County Superior Court records, a jury convicted Childress on December 17 of burglary, armed robbery, kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft.
    The Clark County Office of the Coroner identified Childress on Saturday and said he died from multiple gunshot wounds. His death was ruled a homicide.

    The shooting occurred on Thursday after Childress had been under surveillance and fled from federal authorities, Las Vegas police said in a statement.
    Childress was found outside a home west of downtown. Police said his right hand held what they believed to be a firearm.
    Officers told him to drop the gun and ordered him to stop when he began to move toward them. Police said two officers opened fire when Childress didn't obey their commands. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
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    No-show: Brad Reinhart last had contact with his client, Keith Childress Jr (pictured right)., 23, last month when a jury was set to issue a verdict in his trial for stealing marijuana and guns from a Phoenix home in 2013. Reinhart said he texted Childress to be at the courthouse, but he never showed up
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    The scene: Childress' lawyer said that his family wants answers and he plans to inquire into the shooting. He said the description from police makes it appear as though Childress wanted officers to shoot him. Pictured here is the scene of the crime
    Police later said Childress was actually holding a cellphone.
    No officers, agents or bystanders were injured, Police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield said.
    Police Capt. Matt McCarthy of the department's office of Internal Oversight and Constitutional Policing said the officers shot at the man because the confrontation was in a residential area and involved a man wanted for attempted murder who they thought was holding a gun.
    'The suspect did not listen, quickly began to advance on the officers, concealing his right hand, which the officers believed was holding a firearm,' McCarthy said in a video message that accompanied the police statement.
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    Sadness: 'We want answers, we want to know what happened, we want justice for this,"'said Childress' brother Nicolas Mann. 'It all doesn't make sense.' Pictured here is the man's mourning family
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    Suspect: Childress (pictured) and three other men, including his half brother, were charged with forcibly entering a Phoenix home in March 2013 and stealing marijuana and weapons
    The two officers who shot Childress have not been identified, but they are expected to be named soon in line with department policy.
    Reinhart said Childress' family wants answers and he plans to inquire into the shooting. He said the description from police makes it appear as though Childress wanted officers to shoot him.
    'That did not strike me as the type of guy he was. He had two kids and a kid on the way,' Reinhart said.
    It was the 16th shooting in which an officer opened fire or was shot at in 2015 in the Las Vegas area.
    Childress and three other men, including his half brother, were charged with forcibly entering a Phoenix home in March 2013 and stealing marijuana and weapons. But Childress was not the ring leader, Reinhart said.
    'He definitely got caught up in a bad situation,' Reinhart said. 'But, he wasn't a violent kind of guy.'
    The mother and siblings of the Childress spoke with 8 News NOW and are mourning the young man's death.
    'We want answers, we want to know what happened, we want justice for this,"'said Childress' brother Nicolas Mann. 'It all doesn't make sense.'
    'They murdered him over a cell phone, in broad daylight,' he said.
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    Police account: Officers say they told Childress to drop the gun and ordered him to stop when he began to move toward them. Police said two officers opened fire when Childress didn't obey their commands. He was pronounced dead at the scene
     
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    He just should have listened to the police. He could have lived another day for another tattoo.:bounce:
     
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    And take his shirt to the laundry:D
     
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    Do "High Yellow" Lives matter?
     
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    All around the country, the U.S. Marshals have set up Fugitive Task Force zones. They consist of a handful on Marshals and then handpicked local cops and sheriffs that become deputized feds. When departments need to bring in a violent fugitive, they just call in the Task Force now and turn it over to them for the take down. On this local story, that looks like a routine Marshal take down that got out of hand, that's why they called in local backup.

    You see them all the time being used on "The First 48"

     
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