Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting

On March 15, 2019 at approximately 9:49 p.m., LVMPD detectives and patrol officers were at the Bellagio Hotel located at 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd, following up on a missing person case. While detectives were conducting follow up in the surveillance room, they were notified of an armed robbery in progress in the casino cage area. They observed a male, later identified as 49-year-old Michael Cohen, exiting the casino into the valet area.
Cohen attempt to escape the area in a white sedan which was parked the valet area but could not locate the keys. He then exited the vehicle and approached a black sedan which had just entered the valet area and attempted to carjack the driver. Four LVMPD officers observed Cohen in the valet area and attempted to detain him. Cohen raised his handgun, fired one round striking an officer in the chest. Officer Joaquin Escobar returned fired, striking Cohen one time. Cohen was taken into custody and medical personnel transported him to UMC Trauma, where he was pronounced deceased.
The officer who was struck by gunfire was transported to UMC Trauma where he was treated and released with minor injuries due to him wearing his vest.
Through the course of the investigation, detectives were been able to determine Cohen is the same suspect who robbed the cashier cage at Bellagio in November 2017.


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Tags: las, vegas, dumb, ass, shooting

Location: Las Vegas