UPDATE: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports Capt. James Larochelle has been found as is safe.
Las Vegas, NV — Moments ago, Las Vegas Metro police department announced that they have launched a search for one of their police captains who they say has been missing since early this morning.
Capt. James LaRochelle was last seen about 2 a.m. driving a tan 1998 Land Rover with Nevada plates 592JBV near Desert Foothills Drive and Charleston Boulevard, police said.
According to the Las Vegas Sun, LaRochelle is the commander with Metro's Organizational Development Bureau. Last month, he publicly introduced the Shotspotter pilot program to allow police to pinpoint the origin of gunshots with acoustic technology.
The Shotspotter program is part of a one-year pilot that uses sensors to triangulate the source of gunfire. It was brought about in response to the horrific shooting which took place in October.
According to the police department, the captain is not only missing but his condition is considered "endangered." They have provided no other details to the public other than asking for help.
Anyone who knows of Larochelle's location is asked to call th