Officers shoot and kill suspect with knife


A man died Tuesday night after being shot by two officers, Las Vegas police said.

Police spokesman Jacinto Rivera said the shooting occurred about 8:45 p.m. at a residence on Fairfax Ave., near Mountain Vista Street and Tropicana Avenue.

Officers were responding to a call about a "suspect with a knife," said Lt. Mark Reddon.

Rivera said late Tuesday that the shooting is still being investigated. The resident who called police from the home didn't know the knife-wielding suspect.

According to preliminary information, each officer fired once, striking the suspect, Rivera said.

The suspect was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The officers who fired their weapons will be placed on routine paid administrative leave. Their names will be released 48 hours after the shooting, according to Metropolitan Police Department policy.

 

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