A man shot to death by police on Sunday has been identified as 37-year-old Daechull Chung of Las Vegas, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
Las Vegas police said Chung, clad in underwear and a T-shirt in the 1500 block of Living Desert Drive, knocked on the door of a residence looking for “Denise.” The resident, who did not know Denise, called police around 1:45 a.m.
A first officer arrived and saw Chung at the door. According to police, Chung then ran at the officer with two large kitchen knives, one in each hand. As this was happening, a second officer arrived.
Police said Chung was ordered to drop the knives, and when he failed to do so, the first officer fired one shot at him. The bullet hit Chung, who fell to the ground, dropping one of the knives.
Police said Chung then stood up, still holding the second knife. When he refused to drop this knife, the second officer fired two shots, hitting Chung twice.
Chung was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died.
No one else was injured in the incident.
The two officers were placed on paid leave pending a Police Department review.