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Las Vegas Police Fired 6 Shots To End Laughlin Standoff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot by Las Vegas police in Laughlin after a botched casino robbery and a nearly seven-hour standoff earlier this week.


Video footage from police body cameras and security cameras at the Aquarius hotel-casino was released Thursday by Las Vegas Metro Police.

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The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the surveillance video shows Michael Todd Lopez approaching a cashier's cage around 1:30 a.m. Monday carrying a magazine with a handgun inside.


The 69-year-old Lopez demanded money, but is denied by the cashier and then walked out of the casino to the parking lot.


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He got into his truck and was quickly surrounded by police.

The standoff ended around 7:40 p.m. when police say Lopez pointed a gun at an officer and was shot six times.