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Coroner releases ID of suspect pursued by Metro

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Updated: 6/02 6:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – The Clark County coroner’s office has released the identity of the person shot and killed Friday night by Metro police after a suspected purse snatching and car chase.

Danny Michael Wadsworth Jr., 31, was shot and killed near I-15 and Sahara after police say he fired at officers.

"Our officers gave the subject commands, and he fired at them," Metro Capt. Matt McCarthy said in a Metro video release about the string of events. "They returned fire, and the suspect was declared dead at the scene."

Metro said the string of events began about 8:15 p.m. Friday when Wadsworth robbed two women of their purses on the south side of Town Square Shopping Center.

Police said they were able to track Wadsworth by using the signal of a cell phone that belonged to one of victims.

The officers involved have been identified as Jeffrey Gentry, 45, and Bryce Martines, 27. Both are on routine paid administrative leave.
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