Officers in deadly shooting of armed man identified


Investigators released the identities of the two officers who shot and killed a man armed with a knife on Thursday.

The shooting happened at the Seigel Suites Apartments located near S. Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. 

Officer Rafael Camacho and Officer Kenshin Rose opened fire when the man refused to drop the knife and started to approach the officers, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

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Officer Camacho and Rose are both 28 years old and are assigned to the Tourist Safety Division. Officer Camacho has worked for LVMPD since March 2014 and Officer Rose since July 2017. 

Both are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is routine following a shooting. 

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