NHP: Trooper didn't fire during Red Rock shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Nevada Highway Patrol says a trooper at the scene of a shooting that left a Los Angeles man dead outside Las Vegas didn't fire his weapon.
Trooper Jeremie Elliott said Wednesday that five-year veteran Trooper Lucas Schwarzrock is on paid leave pending a departmental review of the shooting that killed 20-year-old D'Andre Berghardt Jr.
The federal Bureau of Land Management hasn't identified the two BLM rangers who were involved, or released any information about the shooting last Friday on State Route 159 near Red Rock Canyon.
The NHP has said Berghardt was accused of attacking passing bicyclists on the shoulder of the highway before he was confronted by the BLM rangers.
Berghardt was killed when he allegedly tried to enter Schwarzrock's patrol vehicle.