LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Nathaniel Sironen, 40, as the intruder who police shot and killed in one of the Las Vegas valley’s most exclusive neighborhoods early Dec. 8. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by multiple gunshot wounds.
The incident started around 1:20 a.m. when police received a call of a burglary in progress at a home in the 5100 block of Spanish Heights Drive in the gated Spanish Hills neighborhood on Tropicana Avenue near the 215 Beltway.
According to Metro Police Captain Sasha Larkin, when officers arrived at the home and went inside, they could see Sironen, armed with a hammer, attempting to attack the homeowner. The officers opened fire, killing the suspect.
Aside from the homeowner and Sironen, there was another person in the home at the time of the shooting.
The I-Team learned the home was bought less than a year ago and is owned by a couple with ties to Florida. We were unable to reach the couple or the homeowners association Tuesday.
This is the 18th officer-involved shooting for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since the beginning of 2020. No officers were injured in the shooting.
The officers will be placed on paid administrative leave and Metro will release more details of the deadly shooting within 72 hours.