Died one of the participants of the protests in Las Vegas
One of the protesters in the us city of Las Vegas, Nevada, died in result of firing by the police after the attempted attack on law enforcement officers during the protests caused by the death of African American George Floyd, said the Sheriff of the local police Joe Lombardo.
Earlier it was reported that the shooting incident involving the police occurred at the Federal courthouse in Las Vegas. According to preliminary data, the employee of city police returned fire at the courthouse, a participant in the riots were injured.
"Approximately 23.22 (9.22 GMT), the police found the object, armed with several firearms, and I think with the vest, during the communication the object approached, pulled out a weapon and police opened fire on him. The suspect was shot, taken to hospital there announced that he died," - said during a press conference Lombardo.
Sheriff local police confirmed that a law enforcement officer, who during another incident at the hotel-casino, Circus Circus shot in the head and is in hospital in serious condition and connected to life support. Suspect in shooting arrested.
The Governor of the state of Nevada Steve Sisolak stated that he was notified of two shooting incidents in Las Vegas. The state monitors the development of events.
"My administration has advised that the Metropolitan police Las Vegas is now busy with two separate incidents... the State is in contact with law enforcement agencies and continues to monitor the situation," wrote Sisolak on Twitter.
CBS reports that for the three nights of the protests in Las Vegas were detained at least 338 rioters. The police were used in the city of tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the protesters.
The cities of the U.S., a wave of protests and unrest after the death in Minneapolis at the hands of police of African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.