The man accused of shooting a Las Vegas officer early Sunday during a concert at Allegiant Stadium slid his finger into an officer’s holster and pulled the trigger, firing one round, police said Tuesday.
Lyndon Troung, 28, was ordered held on $100,000 bail early Tuesday. He faces charges of battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm, battery with use of a deadly weapon, resisting a public officer with a firearm and discharging a firearm within a structure or prohibited area, according to court records.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure referred to “very reckless, dangerous conduct” while setting bail early Tuesday.
About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, officers who were working security at the stadium concert responded to a “disturbance” involving a man on the 3300 block of Al Davis Way, Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff Laz Chavez said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
Troung was reported to have pushed a security guard and ran away, which prompted Metro officers to run after him, Chavez said.
While several officers were escorting Troung to a holding cell inside the stadium, two officers were trying to fix the “positioning of handcuffs on his wrist” when Troung slid one finger onto the trigger of an officer’s holstered gun and fired a shot, Chavez said.