U.S. Marshal Killed By Rioter in Front of Las Vegas Courthouse
8 News Now Metro of Las Vegas is reporting that a U.S. Marshal has been killed after being shot in the head during Monday’s race riots.
Reports emerged late on Monday that a U.S. Marshal had been killed during a shootout with an armed rioter near the city’s federal courthouse.
#BREAKING: Metro sources confirm with @8NewsNow that an @LVMPD officer was shot in the head near @CircusVegas. This is the scene at @UMCSN right now. We’re also told that Metro Police shot someone else at the Federal Courthouse in #LasVegas, after he opened fire. #8NN pic.twitter.com/5Z3s2CdMCq
— Orko Manna (@orko_manna) June 2, 2020
8 News Now originally reported that the marshal had been shot in the head. The shooting death appeared to take place after the evening’s protest and riot activities had been contained by law enforcement, perhaps suggesting that an armed rioter intentionally targeted law enforcement in the shooting.
Video footage of the Las Vegas strip continued to show a major police presence well into the night.
This is a look outside Circus Circus right now. @8NewsNow pic.twitter.com/guWBXdrCho
— Sally Jaramillo (@SallyjTV) June 2, 2020
Other law enforcement officers have been killed in the nationwide race riots following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, but it appears as if the riots have taken a decidedly bloodthirsty turn after the shooting death of the federal law enforcement officer.
The situation continues to develop, and Big League Politics is closely analyzing the situation.