The names of two Las Vegas police officers involved in the shooting of an underwear-clad man who barricaded himself inside a south valley home Tuesday night have been released.
The two officers who fired shots were Jay James and Douglas Ericsson. The man died later at University Medical Center.
According to police, a resident in the 9000 block of Crystal Rock Circle, near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road, came home about 5 p.m. to find a man wearing only underwear sitting on his couch with a large knife.
SWAT units tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the man, and police shot him when he ran at officers entering the front of the house.
James and Ericcson are both assigned to the emergency operations bureau, SWAT section.
James, 40, has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2000.
Ericsson, 42, has been with the department since 1995.
Both officers are now on routine paid administrative leave pending a review of the incident.
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