Man shot by policy after raising gun in hospital emergency room

Posted on March 11, 2009. Filed under: Nevada, shot by police |

Las Vegas, NV – A gunman was shot and killed by police in the emergency room at the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Siena Campus. Just after 1 a.m. on March 11, 2009, Charles Campbell enters the building. The surveillance video shows Campbell in the emergency room. Witnesses testified that Campbell walked in with a gun and said he was going to kill himself and he wanted to donate his organs.

Henderson police rushed to hospital and a short while later they two officers opened fire on Campbell.

Campbell died at the scene. Officers say Campbell was threatening and chose not to give himself up.

“We gave him all the opportunity to drop the gun. Even we allowed him to raise it, and it wasn’t until he lowered the gun toward us, until we fired,” testified Officer Randy Dotson, Henderson Police Department. More on Las Vegas Now

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