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Ariz. fugitive killed by U.S. marshal in North Las Vegas

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Updated: 9/20/2012 3:19 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- An Arizona man wanted in a string of burglaries and the nearly fatal pistol-whipping of an elderly man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in North Las Vegas.

Thomas Lars Domagala, 27, apparently ran from members of the Multijurisdictional Fugitive Task Force after a short car pursuit and was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal about 3:15 p.m. near Cheyenne Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard. All members of the task force are sworn in as marshals even though the unit includes law enforcement members from several area agencies.

Officials in Tucson, Ariz., said Domagala was wanted for six burglaries dating back to early July. Earlier this month he broke into a home and was attempting to steal a car when the owner heard sounds and went to investigate. Domagala, who was released from prison in March, allegedly used a pistol to beat and nearly kill the 84-year-old man.

Pima County Sheriff's Department officials said Domagala fled from the area and was on the run from law enforcement officials in a stolen white Saturday SUV. They said he might be accompanied by a female, identified as 26-year-old Tabitha D. Alvarez.

North Las Vegas police spokeswomen Chrissie Coon said two females were in the vehicle that Domagala fled from. They were detained, she said.

Traffic on MLK and Cheyenne was slowed or stopped for several hours while police investigated the shooting.




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