BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- A Metro Police lieutenant shot his wife and son to death Monday morning, police sources confirmed.
Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said 911 dispatchers received a call from a 52-year-old man who told them he had just killed his 46-year-old wife and young son and he was going to set his house on fire.
The slain wife was a former Metro police officer, sources said.
The man also told dispatchers he would shoot any police officer who tried to stop him, Paul said.
The house was set on fire and Henderson and Boulder City crews put out the blaze.
When officers arrived to the house in the 1300 block of Esther Drive in Boulder City, the man was seen with a handgun and would not surrender, Paul said. The man, who Paul identified as a current Metro officer, went inside his home where it is believed he killed himself.
Clark County records show the home belongs to Metro Police Lt. Hans P. Walters. He was married to former Las Vegas police officer Kathryn Walters.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said the house belonged to a Metro lieutenant who had been with the department for more than 20 years. He said Boulder City police officers were the first to respond to the shooting and found "several" bodies.
Gillespie referred all other questions to Henderson Police, which has taken over the investigation.
The streets surrounding the house were evacuated and blocked off for several hours. People who were still in their houses weren't allowed to leave as police officers investigated.
The names of those killed will be officially released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.
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