- Associated Press - Friday, February 14, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a man is dead in an officer-involved shooting near Red Rock Canyon.

Officials say the incident happened a little after noon Friday at mile marker 15 on State Route 159.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson says a trooper and two park rangers with the Bureau of Land Management got into a physical altercation with a person.

Hixson says the confrontation escalated and at least one of the officers opened fire, leaving the person dead on the scene.


The officers weren’t hurt.

Hixson didn’t have information on whether the man who died was armed, or what led up to the confrontation.

A portion of the road was closed in both directions while officials investigated.