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Man pulled knife, charged at officers before deadly shooting, Las Vegas police say

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jan 06, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly shooting involving one of their officers Thursday morning.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to reports of a burglary at a home on Frances Celia Avenue, near Broadbent Boulevard and Broadlake Way, around 10:30 a.m.

The caller told police someone with a knife was banging on the front door and that they slashed a vehicle's tires.

Arriving officers say they saw a man who fit the description walking near Broadbent. When they asked him to stop, police say he did not and instead pulled out a knife and charged at an officer.

According to the department, that officer shot at the man, who was hit and taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died. His identity will be released by the coroner's office.

No officers or civilians were injured during the incident, police say.

This is the first shooting involving the LVMPD for 2022.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or submit a tip online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

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