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Las Vegas, Nevada — The Nevada Highway Patrol released body camera footage that shows a suspect pretend to pull and point a weapon before he was fatally shot by troopers in the northeast valley on Oct. 3, 2021. The suspect, 41-year-old Adrian Zarate-Cervantes, was in a fight with his wife, when he called 911, according to NHP. Trooper Michael Abbate first stopped Zarate-Cervantes around 8:19 a.m. Trooper Mark Willner arrived three minutes later. Both troopers gave orders for Zarate-Cervantes to exit the vehicle with his hands up. Both body-worn camera video and dashcam video appear to show Zarate-Cervantes reach into his waistband, behind his back, as if he was trying to grab a gun. Both troopers fired a single shot and Zarate-Cervantes fell to the ground. The victim was directed to exit the vehicle, and the troopers rendered first aid to Zarate-Cervantes, but he died at the scene. It was later discovered that Zarate-Cervantes did not have a weapon in his possession.
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0:00 – Bodycam: Trooper Michael Abbate
0:55 – Dashcam: Trooper Michael Abbate
1:19 – Bodycam: Trooper Mark Willner