LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer was stabbed and a suspect shot to death during a domestic dispute call early Friday morning in the northeast valley.
Metro police said the dispute involved two siblings and officers arrived at the scene in the 3600 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard near Pecos Road.
“Upon arrival, they made contact with the person reporting and determined there was probable cause to make an arrest of the suspect. While making contact with the suspect, the suspect produced an edged weapon stabbing one of the officers,” Metro Captain Joshua Martinez said.
Another officer at the scene shot and killed the suspect, Martinez added.
The injured officer was taken to University Medical Center in “stable condition,” and has since been released.
“The injured officer from this morning’s officer-involved shooting incident has been released from the hospital after receiving treatment. We want to thank UMCSN and their amazing staff for the great care they provided,” said the LVMPD in an X post.
This is the fifth officer-involved shooting for 2023. The last one was on July 21. Police will provide more details about the shooting within 72 hours per policy.
Lake Mead Boulevard has reopened to traffic.