Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-14 16:48:01 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) —The name of a police officer who shot and killed a suspect who was kidnapped and held a former girlfriend hostage was announced by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on Thursday.
A 35-year-old Ramon Hiesstand officer, who has been with the agency since 2014, shot 43-year-old Mario Lawrence Martinez on Tuesday near E. Charleston Avenue and Sloan Lane.
According to police, Martinez kidnapped her ex-girlfriend and shot her. During the incident, he also aimed his weapon at the police officer and fired several times.
Officer Hiestand set the fire back with a rifle that shoots Martinez. The woman was not injured.
Hiestand, who works at Southeastern Regional Command, was put on regular paid leave until the results of the shooting review came out.