Las Vegas police fatally shoot suspect after hours-long standoff in downtown

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” 0″ src= “″ width=” 180″/ >( Roger Bryner/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer shot and eliminated a man after an all-day standoff in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday.

A lady reported a rape and kidnapping to the cops at their downtown area command about 9:15 p.m. on Friday, police said. The victim informed cops where the suspect was and they located him in an apartment or condo at West Baltimore and Fairfield avenues, near the Stratosphere hotel-casino.

The suspect was purchased out of the apartment or condo however declined, leading to a 16-hour standoff. Two others in the home had the ability to leave.

In that time, cops stated they attempted to obtain the male from the apartment utilizing non-lethal approaches and called him by phone, but were not effective. The suspect fired sporadically out the front door throughout the occurrence. Metropolitan Authorities Department Lt. Ailee Burnett stated the man stated he wished to die.

SWAT was contacted us to the scene Saturday early morning and after making contact, 2 officers fatally shot the suspect at about 1:15 p.m. He was pronounced dead on scene.

The names of the officers involved, in addition to information about the suspect, was expected to end up being available in the coming days.

This was the 11th officer included shooting of 2018 for LVMPD.

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