VIDEO: Wanted Carjacker With Sawed-Off Shotgun Gets Taken Out By Cops

Sandy Malone

Las Vegas Metropolitan police released video of the shooting of a fugitive pointing a sawed-off shotgun at a driver.

Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) released the footage of the fatal shooting of a would-be carjacker armed with a sawed-off shotgun (video below).

The incident began at about 2 p.m. on April 21 when an officer in a marked police vehicle spotted a white Acura being driven erratically near U.S. 95 and Charleston Boulevard, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

LVMPD Captain Nichole Splinter said the officer ran the license plate on the Acura and it came back to another vehicle, which told the officer that the car might be stolen, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The officer tried to stop the car, but the driver wouldn’t stop and instead took off at a high rate of speed.

LVMPD policy says that officers cannot pursue a vehicle unless the suspect was in the middle of committing a felony or creating imminent danger to the public, so instead of chasing the Acura, they sent up a helicopter to watch him, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Clark County Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman said that, working in coordination with the police helicopter, unmarked patrol vehicles set up a mobile perimeter around the white Acura with the goal of using a “bubble tactic” to block the car in.

But the Acura didn’t slow down and ultimately reached speeds of more than 120 mph on the freeway and 80 mph on city streets, the Las Vegas Gun reported.

Sheriff Zimmerman said the driver – later identified as 24-year-old Chase Rosa – stopped briefly on Spencer Street at Sunset Road to drop off two female passengers.

The sheriff said those women told officers that Rosa had a shotgun on his lap inside the Acura, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

The video showed that Rosa finally stopped the car again on Twain Avenue in front of a red car that was pulling out of a parking lot.

Rosa appeared not to realize that all of the cars around him were unmarked police vehicles as he got out of the car with his shotgun and tried to carjack a red car he had blocked.

The video showed Rosa had raised his weapon and pointed it at the driver of the red car before he saw police officers approaching.

LVMPD said at least one of the officer identified himself as a police officer, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The video showed Rosa turned toward police, still holding his weapon up to fire, and the officers opened fire on him.

Rosa took a step and then collapsed to the ground, the video showed.

Bodycam showed officers quickly approached Rosa and ordered him not to reach for his sawed-off shotgun on the ground beside him.

Rosa was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The Clark County Coroner said the suspect had died of multiple gunshot wounds.

After the incident, police learned that the white Acura was stolen and that Rosa was wanted on a parole warrant out of Utah, the Las Vegas Sun reported.

Sheriff Zimmerman said Rosa had a lengthy criminal history that included arrests for a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, theft, and obstructing police.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (37)
flybynight
flybynight

"Sheriff Zimmerman said Rosa had a lengthy criminal history that included arrests for a stolen vehicle, carrying a concealed weapon, theft, and obstructing police".

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

Love a happy ending!!!

Ekc58
Ekc58

Perfect ending.

star692
star692

Way to go guys. Very brave men in Blue.

nadkram
nadkram

Absolutely no loss to society.... good job guys.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Awesome video. Good triumphs over evil. May it continue forever.

At 2:40, that dude got out of his car and pointed his firearm at an innocent civilian. Officer who shot first is a hero.

The Clark County Coroner said the suspect had died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Nice.

uncabubba
uncabubba

Lucky they didn't hit the driver of the red car or the two plain clothed .

vwiles34
vwiles34

And another one bites the dust...

Recovery1221
Recovery1221

Happy Ending. Officers 👮 safe, bad guy not!!

J10107
J10107

Great Job LVMPD !!!

You saved a great many from a terrible tragedy on April 21st, and in the future.

cspcapt
cspcapt

Love the score good guys 1 bad guys 0

XIHP308
XIHP308

Stupid does as stupid is.

Colombianito
Colombianito

They deserved a fucking medal.... great job, thank you for all you do guys

KTCSon-shine
KTCSon-shine

Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. Oh how I love happy endings!

Ferret guy
Ferret guy

I always say that cops are better shots that most criminals.....they practice a lot. Happy ending 😊😊😊

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Job LVPD

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

They did what they had to do. Who knows what he intended to do? For all your everyday quarterbacks, did you ask him if he was going to shoot the driver of the red car, all his intent in the story is speculation. Street cops don't deal with speculation for you cop-wanna-bes, they protect the innocent such as this driver with a shotgun pointed at his face, PERIOD. It is not easy to kill another human, the cops will suffer some issues, as this is the life on the Thin Blue Line!

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

WHOA, can you imagine being the guy in the silver Honda behind this POS? And he honked at him! Talk about your live passing before your eyes. Well done LVPD !

FJClair725
FJClair725

Job well done by the responding officers.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Appeal that turd!

suzieb
suzieb

Wow! That criminal had absolutely no regards to human life as he was just getting ready to take out those in the red car. Thanks to the fast acting police officers they're alive! God bless

nuccten
nuccten

Such a shame.  This young man had his whole career as a rapper ahead of him.  After he completed college, of course.  No police or civilians hurt. Good job.

axinsumfinpacific
axinsumfinpacific

Made some popcorn. Good flic. Happy ending.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Awsome ending. Saved the taxpayers lots of $.👍

ikaika
ikaika

No surprise that he was a career criminal. Chase won't be chasing anymore.

Gregory3X
Gregory3X

Another one of those DACA kids no doubt

JCRPI
JCRPI

Excellent tactical plan and execution (of the plan). Good shooting. I'w sure that someone will insist that he was just going back to the car and put away the shotgun so he could apologize to the officers.


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