An armed rioter may have been targeting law enforcement.
8 News Now Metro of Las Vegas is reporting that a U.S. Marshal has been killed after being shot in the head during Monday’s race riots.
Reports emerged late on Monday that a U.S. Marshal had been killed during a shootout with an armed rioter near the city’s federal courthouse.
8 News Now originally reported that the marshal had been shot in the head. The shooting death appeared to take place after the evening’s protest and riot activities had been contained by law enforcement, perhaps suggesting that an armed rioter intentionally targeted law enforcement in the shooting.
Video footage of the Las Vegas strip continued to show a major police presence well into the night.
Other law enforcement officers have been killed in the nationwide race riots following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, but it appears as if the riots have taken a decidedly bloodthirsty turn after the shooting death of the federal law enforcement officer.
The situation continues to develop, and Big League Politics is closely analyzing the situation.