Man fatally shot by police after allegedly killing his wife

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Metro Police say one of their own was forced to shoot and kill a man after he allegedly killed his wife overnight.

This marks the department's first officer-involved shooting of the year.

The incident began in a neighborhood near St. Rose Parkway and Las Vegas Boulevard just after midnight.

Neighbors are now hurting for the four children who were home when police say their stepfather shot their mother.

That shooting led to a deadly officer involved shooting leaving neighbors shaken.

"It's crazy out here. Like this is not our neighborhood and now I'm even more scared," said neighbor Suzanne Short.

Metro Police say a 16-year-old boy dialed 9-1-1, saying his stepfather shot his mother. Three other children, under the age of 10, were also home.

"Having to be there and see that, hear that, that's horrible. God bless them," Short said.

Officers later found the stepfather more than a block away in his car. They tried to talk to him but around 3 a.m., they say, he brandished his gun, ignoring commands and two officers were forced to fire multiple times, killing him.

Neighbors say their thoughts are now with the victim and the children she left behind.

"It's hard right now, but just hang in there," Short said. "I'm sorry you lost your mom, but just remember she's watching over you. She's the sun in the sky, she's the moon watching over you at night. I'm so sorry for you."

Police say the four children who were inside are safe.

 


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