Las Vegas police officer, in plainclothes and in an undercover police vehicle, followed a stolen car into the parking lot of the Nevada Palace casino. The driver of the stolen car, Edward William Cook, was being followed in another vehicle by his wife, and the two were communicating with radios. Cook suspected he was being followed and stopped in the parking lot. He got out, walked to the officer’s car and pointed a gun at him. The officer fired his gun through the windshield, killing Cook.

ID: 1281

Victms Name: Edward William Cook
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Las Vegas
County: Clark
State: NV
Zip Code: 89122
Country: United States of America

Agency: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Las Vegas police officer, in plainclothes and in an undercover police vehicle, followed a stolen car into the parking lot of the Nevada Palace casino. The driver of the stolen car, Edward William Cook, was being followed in another vehicle by his wife, and the two were communicating with radios. Cook suspected he was being followed and stopped in the parking lot. He got out, walked to the officer’s car and pointed a gun at him. The officer fired his gun through the windshield, killing Cook.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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