2017 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 200 - Crimes Against the Person
NRS 200.140 - Justifiable homicide by public officer.
1. In obedience to the judgment of a competent court.
2. When necessary to overcome actual resistance to the execution of the legal process, mandate or order of a court or officer, or in the discharge of a legal duty.
3. When necessary:
(a) In retaking an escaped or rescued prisoner who has been committed, arrested for, or convicted of a felony;
(b) In attempting, by lawful ways or means, to apprehend or arrest a person;
(c) In lawfully suppressing a riot or preserving the peace; or
(d) In protecting against an imminent threat to the life of a person.
[1911 C&P § 131; RL § 6396; NCL § 10078]—(NRS A 1975, 323; 1993, 931; 2013, 270)