Affidavit: City worker threatened coworker with gun

Affidavit: City worker threatened coworker with gun

From the Las Vegas Optic

A city employee has been placed on leave and charged with a felony after threatening another city worker with a handgun while the two men were working at a job site.

Manuel A. Sanchez, 21, of Las Vegas, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, and according to Mayor Louie Trujillo, Sanchez has been placed on administrative leave, but will likely be fired.

“There is zero tolerance for violent behavior on the worksite,” Trujillo said. “That’s strictly not tolerated, and we’re moving through this as expeditiously as possible.”

The incident occurred Friday morning north of city limits at a job site where City of Las Vegas utilities crews were working to repair a water main.

Just before 11 a.m., the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a City of Las Vegas safety manager who said two city employees had gotten into a verbal argument that resulted in Sanchez threatening to kill a coworker. The safety officer said Sanchez then retrieved a black handgun from a city-owned vehicle and again confronted the other man, according to an affidavit for arrest warrant obtained by the Optic.