LAS VEGAS – The latest on the fatal shooting of an attempted murder suspect by police who mistook the cellphone he was holding for a gun (all times local):
Authorities have identified an attempted murder suspect who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police after they mistook his cellphone for a gun.
The Clark County Office of the Coroner said Saturday that 23-year-old Keith Childress Jr. died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.
The shooting occurred Thursday as the officers were assisting U.S. marshals in arresting Childress, who is accused of multiple violent felonies in Arizona.
Police say Childress was found outside a home and his right hand held what they believed to be a firearm.
Officers told him to drop his weapon but say he began advancing toward them.
Two officers opened fire.
Childress was pronounced dead at the scene.