LVMPD: Suspect in Sunday’s fatal officer-involved shooting in west valley armed with 8 knives

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday, Sept. 6 on Timber Willow Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way. Police say officers were not harmed during the incident. The suspect, 40-year-old white male Seth Holiday was killed during the incident.

Assistant Sheriff Christopher Darcy met with members of the media today at 3:15 p.m. to discuss additional details of the shooting incident.

If the suspect had survived, Holiday would have been charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, domestic violence-related.

According to police, on Sunday, September 6 at approximately 9:08 p.m., police dispatch received a 911 call from a psychiatrist stating, from second-hand information received from the suspect’s spouse, that one of his clients was getting aggressive and was a danger to the client’s spouse.

Holiday’s wife later called 911 from inside the residence and was heard screaming for help saying “her husband had a knife and was trying to kill her,” according to the metro presser update.

Within minutes, officers responded, according to the live update during the news conference.

Sergeant Douglas King, employed with LVMD since 2004, responded to this domestic disturbance call with other officers. Once on the scene, officers instructed Holliday to drop the knife. When the suspect didn’t comply, Officer King fired one round killing the suspect, investigation revealed.

The suspect, Seth Holiday, was actively stabbing the victim when officers arrived and armed with 8 kitchen knives, according to police.

Officer body cam video and 911 audio were reviewed during the metro news conference to confirm the above report.

This officer-involved shooting is number 14 for year 2002 and fatal number seven.

This is a developing story and the incident remains under investigation.

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