Metropolitan Police Department (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Metropolitan Police Department officials are expected to release details Monday afternoon on a police shooting in northwest Las Vegas.

On Sunday, department officials identified Vladimir Butler, 29, as the officer involved in the shooting in the 2100 block of Valley Drive, near West Lake Mead Boulevard, on Friday night. He has worked for Metro since 2017, according to a news release from the department.

Metro said Butler was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the review of the shooting.

Friday’s shooting was the fourth police shooting in Metro’s jurisdiction this year.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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