Las Vegas police officer saw a car driving the wrong direction and tried to pull it over. The driver, Damien Morton, wouldn’t stop until the intersection of Third Street and Bridger Avenue, where he got out and began running. The officer chased him on foot and saw Morton try unsuccessfully to carjack a vehicle nearby. The officer then saw Morton jump into the passenger window of a car, and the officer fired twice. The car was the same vehicle Morton had been driving, but Morton’s girlfriend was behind the wheel, and she drove Morton to a hospital.

ID: 1692

Victms Name: Damien W. Morton
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Race: African-American/Black

City: Las Vegas
County: Clark
State: NV
Zip Code: 89101
Country: United States of America

Agency: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Las Vegas police officer saw a car driving the wrong direction and tried to pull it over. The driver, Damien Morton, wouldn’t stop until the intersection of Third Street and Bridger Avenue, where he got out and began running. The officer chased him on foot and saw Morton try unsuccessfully to carjack a vehicle nearby. The officer then saw Morton jump into the passenger window of a car, and the officer fired twice. The car was the same vehicle Morton had been driving, but Morton’s girlfriend was behind the wheel, and she drove Morton to a hospital.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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