Man accused of killing Las Vegas police officer makes second appearance in court

Posted at 3:14 PM, October 18, 2022 and last updated 1:21 AM, December 13, 2022

By Kelsey McFarland

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tyson Shawn Jordan Hampton, the man accused of shooting and killing a Las Vegas police officer, made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday.

Tyson Shawn Jordan Hampton (Photo by: Kelsey McFarland/KTNV)

After Hampton’s defense asked for a an extension, his arraignment was rescheduled for Nov. 1 at 8:30 a.m.

There was a large police presence inside the courtroom. A representative for the Police Protective Association told 13 Action News they are calling on District Attorney Steve Wolfson to pursue the death penalty if Hampton is convicted.

Hampton made an initial court appearance Friday before a hearing master who found probable cause to keep him jailed without bail pending arraignment.

Hampton was arrested several blocks away shortly after the shooting that killed Officer Truong Thai early Thursday not far from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, authorities said.

This story was originally published Oct. 18, 2022 by KTNV in Las Vegas, an E.W. Scripps Company.