Las Vegas police release identities of officers involved in shooting | Shootings

Metropolitan Police Department (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @bizutesfaye

The officers involved in a shooting Saturday evening in the northeast Las Vegas Valley have been identified, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department.

Officers Alfredo Chavez, 23, and Cruz Littlefield, 24, have been employed with Metro since 2022. Both are assigned to the Northeast Area Command’s Eastern Community Police Division.

According to police, the shooting occurred around 11 p.m. when a woman was held hostage at knifepoint in an apartment at East Craig Road and North Nellis Boulevard near Nellis Air Force Base.

Both the woman and the suspect were taken to University Medical Center in unknown condition.

According to police at the time, it was the fourth shooting this year involving subway officers.

The officers were placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the review.

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