A Waterloo man has been identified as the victim of an officer-involved shooting at a U.S. nuclear security site in Nevada.

Nekiylo Graves, 27, was killed during a confrontation with law enforcement officers earlier this week, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly said in video press release posted on the department's Facebook page Thursday morning.

In the video, Wehrly said Graves was fatally shot by a deputy and security officer Monday after breaching the main security gate at the Nevada National Security Site and refusing commands. According to Wehrly, Graves failed to stop at the gate and drove approximately 8 miles before he parked, exited his vehicle and approached security officials. The incident began shortly before 5:30 PM.

Wehrly said the FBI and the Nevada Department of Public Safety are investigating the incident, along with her agency.

The nuclear site is located about 70 miles north of Las Vegas.


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