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Officers involved in shooting of man accused of stabbing women identified

Vegas police involved in shooting Friday
Vegas police involved in shooting Friday
Vegas police involved in shooting Friday
Posted at 1:51 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 14:54:14-04

The 17th shooting involving the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department took place Friday, Aug. 24. 

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. after police said the man stabbed two different women. 

Las Vegas police said a woman was riding the RTC bus when a man began stabbing her in the neck.

"Next thing I know I got maybe a quarter of a block to the bus and I felt an arm around my neck and something going in my throat," said stabbing victim Robin Woodfin.

The woman was able to get off the bus and get help. The man also got off the bus and put a different woman in a chokehold and began stabbing her.

Las Vegas police made contact near Spring Mountain and Rainbow Boulevard. When contacted by police, the man ran from officers armed with a knife and failed to comply with their demands. Police tried using a taser and a low-lethal shotgun but said neither were effective. One officer then fired shots at the man.

The man was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. Both women were transported to the hospital to be treated. Both women were released soon afterwards. 

Police believe the victims were chosen at random. 

Woodfin says the suspect was in a hospital bed near her and the other victim. She says the other victim was really upset about it and staff moved him. UMC has not called back to clarify what happened.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officials have released the names of the officers involved in Friday's shooting near the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and West Spring Mountain Road.

They are 43-year-old Officer Keith Hannof, who has been with the department since November of 2008, and 52-year-old Officer Beaumont Hopson, who has been with LVMPD since November of 2005.


This is the 17th shooting involving the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for this year and 7th in August.



INTERACTIVE MAP: Shootings involving Las Vegas valley officers in 2018