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Man shot by Las Vegas police after call he was threatening children

Posted at 11:35 AM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-15 14:35:56-04

A man is in critical condition after he was shot by Las Vegas police during a domestic disturbance early Monday morning.

Around 1 a.m., police were called to an apartment in the 9500 block of West Tropicana Avenue, near Fort Apache Road, to investigate a family disturbance. Police said a woman called to report her intoxicated ex-husband was threatening her children. The woman believed the male was armed.

Upon their arrival, officers encountered the adult male outside the apartment and observed a firearm in the suspect’s hand. For approximately 4 to 5 minutes, officers gave the man verbal commands to drop his weapon to which he did not comply. At some point, the suspect raised the firearm in the direction of officers.

One officer fired at the suspect, striking him in the chest. Immediately after the shooting officers rendered emergency aid to the suspect and summoned medical personnel to the scene. He was transported to the University Medical Center where he is currently listed in critical condition. A firearm was located at the scene.

This is the 6th officer involved shooting for 2017. Per Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department policy, the identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.

Capt. Kelly McMahill of the LVMPD Office of Internal Oversight provided a brief statement regarding this incident.

The video can be viewed below.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.