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Man, officers identified after 16-hour barricade

Posted at 7:16 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-06 16:54:02-04

A man is dead following a 16-hour barricade that ended in an officer-involved shooting near the Stratosphere hotel-casino.

Police say the incident started at around 9:30 Friday night when a woman flagged down an officer saying a man had kidnapped and raped her and went into an apartment in Baltimore and Fairfield. 

Police were able to locate the man in an apartment. They were talking to him through the door when he fired towards the officers. 

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SWAT and Crisis Negotiators responded. For 16 hours they tried to get the suspect to surrender as he continued to fire at officers. The man said that he wanted to die. 

At around 1:15 Saturday afternoon they breached the apartment and encountered the man and fired multiple rounds. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Clark County coroner identified the man as 28-year-old Danzel Boyd of Las Vegas. He died of multiple gunshot wounds. 

The relationship between victim and suspect still unknown or if they even knew each other. No officer was injured. 

The names of the officers involved in the shooting were released Monday as James Ferrante and William Marx. Ferrante is 35 years old and has been with the department since April 2008 while Marx is 48 years old and with the department since July 1997. 

This is the 11th officer-involved shooting for 2018 in Las Vegas.