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Las Vegas officer identified in shooting involving man attacking woman

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 01:11:56-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police identified the officer who was involved in a shooting in Summerlin from over the weekend.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports Sgt. Douglas King, 34, as the officer involved in the shooting that took place on Sept. 6 in the 10300 block of Timber Willow Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way.

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Authorities say they were called to the neighborhood just after 9 p.m. for a domestic dispute.

When they arrived they heard a woman screaming.

Police say an officer saw a man attacking a woman with a knife through a screen door. That's when Sgt. King shot and killed the man, according to LVMPD.

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The woman was taken to the hospital and was expected to survive.

Sgt. King has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident. He has been employed with the LVMPD since 2004.