Metro Releases Names of Officers Involved in Shooting

LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have released the names of the officers involved in a shooting earlier this week that left one person dead.

Officer Jay James and Officer Douglas Ericsson both shot and killed a man after he was found in a stranger's home Tuesday evening.

The suspect, Southaly Ketmany, was found sitting in his underwear and watching TV in a home off Pebble Lane and Las Vegas Boulevard South.

Police say Ketmany had a butcher knife and a hammer. According to officers, they tried for more than two and half hours to convince him to surrender, before shooting him.

He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Officer Jay James has been with Metro since 2000 and is 40 years old. He is assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau, SWAT section.

Officer Douglas Ericsson is 42 years old and has been with Metro since 1995. He is also assigned to SWAT section.

Both men are on routine paid administrative leave.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)


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