Metro Holds Press Conference To Discuss Recent OIS

Suspect Rammed Several Cars In An Attempt To Escape

Mitch Kelly
August 13, 2019 - 8:54 am



LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Representatives from the Metro Police Department met the press on Monday to talk about a recent officer-involved shooting, the 12th involving Metro so far in 2019.

Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman revealed additional details of the August 7th incident that occurred in the 3600 block of Paradise, north of Twain.

LVMPD officers from the South Central Area Command attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on a truck that had evaded officers a few days prior. Officers activated their emergency lights and as the officers exited their vehicle, the suspect put his truck into reverse and backed into the marked patrol unit.

The suspect- identified as 29-year-old Austin Cadeaux - then drove forward towards Paradise Road jumping over a curb and a sidewalk as a second patrol vehicle approached with its emergency lights activated. Cadeaux struck the second patrol car and Officer Byington fired multiple rounds striking the suspect. Cadeaux continued northbound on Paradise Road at a high rate of speed.

When the suspect approached Karen and Paradise, he struck two other non-police vehicles. Cadeaux exited the truck and fled the scene. After a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody by responding units. Cadeaux was transported to Sunrise Trauma Center and is currently listed in stable condition.

Cadeaux was booked in absentia and charged with five counts of Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Felony Evading.