Man commits suicide in public in downtown Las Vegas

Updated May 15, 2017 - 6:24 pm

A man shot and killed himself in public Monday, Las Vegas police said.

Police responded about 1 p.m. to a call on the 500 block of South 11th Street downtown, near East Clark Avenue, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Callers who notified police were “trying to protect the kids from the crime scene,” Metro spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said. The suicide occurred near an apartment complex.

No other details were immediately available.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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