Las Vegas police describe shootout with 2 men in downtown area

Posted at 7:26 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-16 20:58:42-04

Las Vegas police have identified the two men involved in the shootout with police last week as Fidel Miranda and Rene Nunez.

The information was revealed during a press briefing on July 16. The incident happened on July 11 in the downtown area of Las Vegas. 


Around 7:25 a.m., patrol officers responded to a shooting that occurred at 1402 N. Eastern Ave. The details of the call indicated a man at a car wash had been shot multiple times by a man who fled the area in a large black Ford Expedition with large tires driven by another man.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. in the area of 29th Street and Constantine Avenue, detectives observed a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the earlier shooting incident. When detectives attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled at a high rate of speed and officers initiated a vehicle pursuit. During the course of a lengthy pursuit, the suspects shot at officers several times and one officer returned fire. 

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The pursuit ended when the vehicle collided into the wall of Hollingsworth Elementary School near Ogden Avenue and 18th Street in the downtown area. The two men attempted to flee on foot and one of the men was shot and killed on scene. The other man made it on to the school grounds and was taken into custody without further incident.

Miranda was killed during the incident and Nunez is still in a hospital. He has been booked in absentia on several charges, including murder and attempted murder of a police officer.

Police said during the press briefing that Officer Umana fired 31 rounds and Officer Solomon fired one round during the incident. The briefing contained dramatic video footage of the incident.