An investigation into a sexual assault takes another deadly turn. North Las Vegas Police said a body was found in the home of the suspect shot and killed by officers.
Everything unfolded Monday night when officers responded to a home in the 2100 block of Glider Street near Lake Mead Boulevard and 5th Street to investigate a sexual assault. The suspect in the case, a 37-year-old man, ran out of the house and jumped into a white four-door sedan.
Officers commanded the suspect to get out of the vehicle, but he didn’t listen and started to ram multiple vehicles, including a police SUV, in an attempt to flee the area.
North Las Vegas Police shot at the man in an effort to stop the immediate threat to them and the public. He was shot and killed.
During the preliminary investigation, detectives discovered a body inside the home. North Las Vegas Police says detectives are investigating the body found as a homicide.
The case will be investigated separately from the OIS and sexual assault investigation.
The Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim, and cause and manner of death, after proper notification to next of kin, North Las Vega Police said.
Anyone with additional information into either case is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.