Vegas police fire 36 shots at alleged robber

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LAS VEGAS (KTRK) -

Dramatic body cam footage shows the moment four officers opened fire on an alleged robber. 

Rex Wilson, 50, died October 12 when Las Vegas Metropolitan police officers shot him. Officers said they feared for their lives after Wilson pulled out what they believed was a handgun.

A total of 36 shots were fired by police and were recorded on four different body cams. Upon later inspection, Wilson was carrying a hose nozzle covered in black tape made to look like a gun, according to investigators.



Detectives believe this is the same makeshift "weapon" Wilson allegedly used in at least 16 robberies from October 3 to October 12.