Las Vegas Police Video Shows Officer Wounding Felon Austin Cadeaux Fleeing in U-Haul Truck

This undated Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Austin Cadeaux, 29, following his arrest Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Las Vegas. Police say Cadeaux was wounded while driving a U-Haul pickup truck that struck police vehicles and drove away before he crashed again and tried to run. Cadeaux faces felony battery with a weapon and evasion charges. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

Las Vegas police released officer body-worn and convenience store security camera clips of an officer shooting at a convicted felon driving a U-Haul pickup truck accused of striking patrol vehicles and driving away before crashing again and trying to run.

Assistant Clark County Sheriff Brett Zimmerman aired videoMonday that he said showed 29-year-old Austin Cadeaux (cah-DOH’) evading police before he was wounded and arrested last Wednesday.

Cadeaux was treated for a back wound and argued Friday with a judge during his first court appearance on felony battery with a weapon and evading charges.

Records show Cadeaux has five prior felony convictions, and was on probation after pleading guilty in March to possessing a stolen vehicle.

The officer who fired shots, Joshua Byington, is on paid leave pending department and district attorney reviews of the shooting.

Source: Associated Press