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Coroner identifies man killed by North Las Vegas police

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified an armed driver who was shot and killed by police officers in North Las Vegas on Saturday.

Julian McCoy, 57, died from numerous gunshot wounds, the coroner's office said on Tuesday.

The shooting followed a four-vehicle crash that McCoy caused shortly after 9 p.m. at the intersection of Craig Road and North 5th Street, according to North Las Vegas police.

According to police, McCoy, who did not leave his vehicle, was armed and threatened people who approached him, including firefighters.

The officers ordered McCoy to drop his weapon, but he ignored them and “raised” the weapon in their direction, police said. Seven officers shot him.

McCoy, a resident of Las Vegas, died at the scene of the accident.

Police did not provide further details but said the investigation was ongoing.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at [email protected].