The North Las Vegas police officers who killed a man during a shootout in which two officers were injured Tuesday night were veterans of the force, the department said Wednesday night.
Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Spur Ranch Avenue on a domestic violence call just after 5 p.m. Tuesday. The situation escalated into a hostage situation and a SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. The man then came out of his house and exchanged gunfire with police, the department said Wednesday night.
Both officers were treated at University Medical Center for wounds sustained from the man’s shotgun and released a few hours later. The man died at the scene.
Two officers, including one of the wounded cops, shot the man multiple times.
The injured officer who fired at the man was a 40-year-old man and a 16-year veteran of the force. The other officer who shot the man is 34 years old. He has been with the force for 10 years, the department said. Both officers who discharged their weapons have been placed on routine paid administrative leave. Their names have not been released yet.
The other officer who was wounded did not fire his weapon. He is 35 years old and an eight-year veteran of the force, the department said.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the identity of the man who was killed after his family has been notified.
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