LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two Metro police officers were shot and a person killed in a shooting while SWAT officers were serving a search warrant for a follow-up on a murder investigation from Nov. 2021.
“While officers were serving that search warrant there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and officers resulting in two of our officers being struck by gunfire and the suspect struck by gunfire,” said Metro Capt. Nicholas Farese.
The suspect died at the scene from “multiple gunshot wounds,” police said. The officers were transported to the hospital where they are being treated for their injuries. Farese said both are expected to survive.
The shooting happened around 5 a.m. at the Boulevard apartment complex on South Nellis Boulevard near East Vegas Valley Drive.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, “This is an ongoing investigation. Citizens are advised to avoid the area.”
The identities of the officers involved in this shooting will be released after 48 hours.
This is the second police shooting involving Metro in the past four days and since the beginning of the year. An officer shot and killed a man on Thursday after responding to a burglary in progress in the southeast valley. Metro police said the suspect pulled out a knife and charged toward officers.