In a frame-grab from a submitted video, D'Andre Berghardt Jr. enters a police SUV (left side of the frame). Park rangers attempted to detain a man walking on the road near the Red Rock National Conservation Area. The event escalated and D'Andre Berghardt Jr., 20, was shot after getting into a Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle.
Two men observing a police stop Friday watched in growing disbelief and then horror as the seemingly routine incident turned deadly when a federal ranger shot a man inside a state trooper
's patrol car.
One of the men recorded video with his cellphone as a Bureau of Land Management ranger shot and killed D'Andre Berghardt Jr., 20, near the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
"Oh my God, they just shot him," the man filming said after realizing what had happened.
The exclusive video, enhanced for clarity, was posted Monday on reviewjournal.com.
Berghardt, from Los Angeles, had been hailing cyclists as he walked along state Route 159 near Calico Basin, about 20 miles from downtown Las Vegas. Two cyclists reported the man to officials at the Red Rock visitor center about noon.
The video, shot from a car stopped on the road, shows two rangers holding Berghardt at gunpoint for several minutes as onlookers watch from cars and bicycles. Berghardt doesn't appear to threaten the rangers but remains on his feet, apparently disobeying their orders. He didn't appear to carry a weapon.