Vegas officer shoots through windshield during police pursuit

Frederick Owens
July 18, 2018

Newly-released body camera video from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department showed the intense chase between responding officers and two suspects linked to a deadly shooting.

In the above video, a lawman identified as Officer William Umana, 37, became involved in a lengthy vehicle pursuit following a shooting reported at an area auto wash that left a man mortally wounded earlier that morning.

During the chase, the pair fired at police 34 times.

The suspects sped away, and officers began a pursuit. "Be advised! Shots fired!" he says again. That man later died at the hospital following the chase. Police say Miranda tried to reverse toward officers before he was shot and killed.

"In my opinion, they show a level of bravery, professionalism, heroics, that we come to expect of our officers".

The SUV veers off the highway into a side street, and Umana zooms up right behind the vehicle and pulls out his handgun.

A civilian's auto is struck by flying gunfire.

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The pursuit came to an end after Umana unholstered his gun and fired through the windshield of his patrol vehicle, only pausing to reload his gun.

The officer shot through his own windscreen in response.

Miranda was pronounced dead at the scene. Nunez was found with a gun, reported stolen in northern Las Vegas on May 20.

It happened Wednesday morning in downtown Las Vegas. He was caught and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Nunez now faces a litany of charges, including open murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon on a protected person, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.

Referrring to Umana, Kelly said he "could have backed off, but he didn't".

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