Sheriff Gillespie reacts to murder-suicide involving police lieutenant
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Sheriff Doug Gillespie with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department held a press conference Monday afternoon, reacting to news of a murder-suicide involving one of their own.
The sheriff spoke for less than three minutes. He didn't say much, but he did confirm that the home where the 911 calls originated from belongs to a Las Vegas police lieutenant who has worked with the department for more than 20 years.
He went on to speak about how Monday's shooting is impacting other officers in the department.
"Anyone who has been with law enforcement for any amount of time is usually prepared for any scenario," Sheriff Gillespie said. "No one, however, can prepare for something like this."
Sheriff Gillespie said the Henderson Police Department will be handling the investigation, but LVMPD will do whatever they can to assist them.
He also said he will stand by the extended family's side and support them in any way he can.
"For the untold grief that will soon follow for family members, friends and coworkers close to this family, I can only say that our hearts go out to them in this very difficult time," said Gillespie.
The sheriff said his department will speak again about the case after the Clark County coroner's office confirms the identities of the bodies found and Henderson police finish their investigation.