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UPDATE: Las Vegas police used Taser before shooting man with knife

Officer-involved shooting under investigation
Officer-involved shooting under investigation
Officer-involved shooting under investigation
Posted at 12:29 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 18:56:33-04

UPDATE ON APRIL 2: Las Vegas police held a press conference on Monday about last week's officer-involved shooting on Paradise Road near Saint Louis Avenue.

Police identified the man who was shot as 39-year-old Christopher Gatewood. Police say Gatewood had a knife at the time of the shooting and that he had been arrested for domestic violence before. 

Before officers shot Gatewood, police used a Taser in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. When Gatewood did not follow orders to drop the knife and moved toward officers, he was shot. 

Police also released body-camera footage during the press conference. Watch it below. 

UPDATE ON MARCH 31: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified two officers involved in Thursday's shooting.

The first was 28-year-old Officer Rafael Camacho, who has been with LVMPD since March 2014. 28-year-old Officer Kenshin Rose was also involved in the shooting and has been employed with LVMPD since July 2017.

Both are assigned to the Tourist Safety Division, Downtown Area Command. They have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this case.


A man with a knife was fatally shot by Las Vegas police Thursday. 

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting occurred just before noon at the 2000 block of Paradise Road, near St. Louis Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard, after a response to a domestic disturbance. 

When officers arrived, the man was still in the apartment. He came out of the apartment with a knife and was screaming at officers. When he did not follow officers' commands to drop the knife and lunged toward police, he was shot by at least one officer. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No police officers were injured in the shooting. The woman involved in the domestic disturbance was not hurt.

The name of the officer involved in the shooting will be released within 72 hours per department protocol. It was the fourth officer-involved shooting this year.