Officer-involved shooting leaves 1 dead

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting Sunday morning near Buffalo and Alta Drives.

According to police, the incident involved a neighbor dispute with possible shots fired on the 7000 block of Palmdale Avenue. SWAT teams were called to assist with the barricaded male suspect.

"At some point the individual came out carrying a rifle. Our hostage negotiators asked a number of times for the subject to put down the rifle and at some point raised the rifle in their direction, " Metro Capt. Matt McCarthy said. "Several of our officers fired on our subject to stop the threat and the subject went down."

No officers were injured.

This is the eighth officer-involved shooting and fifth fatal this year.

 


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