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County commissioner investigated for shooting incident

(Las Vegas Sun)
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Updated: 7/10/2012 8:37 am

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- News 3’s Mackenzie Warren has learned Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins is under investigation.

District Attorney Steve Wolfson tells News 3 his office was contacted by the North Las Vegas Police Department regarding an “illegal shooting" incident involving a public official.

Police are investigating whether Collins was illegally discharging a firearm on the night of July 3. News 3 contacted Collins, who says, "nothing happened." Collins says North Las Vegas Police officers were in his neighborhood that night, but denies firing a gun or coming into direct contact with officers.

No charges have been filed pending an investigation by North Las Vegas Police; the department will forward its findings to Wolfson.

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