Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating a shooting this past Sunday that left a carjacker dead and the shooter being questioned.
Around 12:30 PM Sunday, an employee of a warehouse located shortly off the Las Vegas Stripe was loading equipment into his personal car. While inside the business, the man heard his car start. He ran out and caught another man attempting to steal his car. The employee drew a handgun, pointed it at the suspect, and ordered him to stop.
As the suspect attempted to drive off, the employee shot two times, hitting the suspect in the head. He was later transported to a hospital and pronounced deceased. In a briefing police gave about the incident, they said that the shooter was being questioned and whether or not he will be charged is pending investigation.
This will be an interesting story to follow. Depending on the details of how this went down, the shooter could be facing some legal issues. Here is Nevada’s definition of justifiable homicide.
NV Rev Stat § 200.120 (2017)
1. Justifiable homicide is the killing of a human being in necessary self-defense, or in defense of an occupied habitation, an occupied motor vehicle or a person, against one who manifestly intends or endeavors to commit a crime of violence, or against any person or persons who manifestly intend and endeavor, in a violent, riotous, tumultuous or surreptitious manner, to enter the occupied habitation or occupied motor vehicle, of another for the purpose of assaulting or offering personal violence to any person dwelling or being therein.
Was the carjacker driving away from the man as he shot? Did he drive the car toward him, putting him in danger of being hit?