LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro police officers responding to a home burglary in a southeast valley neighborhood shot and killed a man Thursday morning.
This is the first police shooting of 2022 for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. on Broadbent Boulevard near Cherry Street, which is west of the Clark County Wetlands Park.
According to Metro Captain Nick Farese, the officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress in a nearby neighborhood around 10:30 a.m.
The initial caller stated the suspect was armed with a knife and was banging on the front door of the residence. The caller also advised that the suspect slashed the tires of a vehicle and that he was last seen walking away on the sidewalk.
Responding police spotted the suspect walking along Broadbent and stopped him. Farese said the suspect pulled out a knife and charged toward the officers and an officer fired their gun, hitting him.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Farese said more details on the shooting and suspect will be released in 72 hours, per Metro’s policy regarding officer-involved shootings.
The officers involved will be on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Broadbent Blvd., Broadlake Lane, and Cherry Street are closed to traffic as police conduct their investigation.