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Las Vegas officer who fatally shot man identified

Updated July 10, 2022 - 2:28 pm

Las Vegas police have identified the officer who fatally shot a man Sunday night.

Officers were initially called around 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the 600 block of North Bruce Street, near East Washington Avenue, after a report of an attempted suicide.

Inside a nearby home, detectives found a woman who had been fatally stabbed and a man holding an “edge weapon,” Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Carlos Hank said at the scene.

The man “made an aggressive movement toward the officers” and was shot by officer Tate Nelson, 25, Hank said. Hank did not elaborate on what the weapon was.

Nelson has been with the Metro since 2020 and was placed on paid administrative leave while Metro conducts an investigation.

The man and woman were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Clark County coroner’s office Wednesday identified the woman as Delia Luna-Rojo, 46, of Las Vegas. She died of a stab wound to the chest, and her death was ruled a homicide.

The man had not been identified as of Wednesday.

A previous version of this story reported the wrong block to which police were called.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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