Sunday, June 25, 2017|12:31 p.m.
Authorities say a 4-year-old girl was saved from a hostage barrier situation in Las Vegas after police fatally shot a heavily armed guy.
Police were initially called Saturday night about a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in a domestic community in northwest Las Vegas. She was taken to a health center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police stated a man seen with a pistol started firing shots from the front and back of your home after officers approached the house where the domestic disagreement and shooting supposedly took place.
The girl was then found inside as crisis negotiators surrounded the residential or commercial property.
Police said the man fired shots at the SWAT group when the officers stormed inside about 12 a.m. Sunday, more than two hours after the preliminary call. Cops said a group of 4 officers returned fire, striking the male.
He was later on noticable dead at the medical facility. The Clark County coroner’s office since Sunday has not launched the guy’s identity.
Cops believed that the child could have been in imminent danger, as the man had six different firearms and fired at least 7 shots from inside the home before officers went within, stated Capt. Kelly McMahill of the Las Vegas police department’s workplace of internal oversight.
“Luckily, they had the ability to rescue the 4-year-old little girl inside and get her out to security, where she stays unscathed this morning,” McMahill said in a rundown.
The kid was also sent out to a medical facility though she was not hurt.
The police department stated it will name the four officers included within Two Days and a full briefing will be held within 72 hours, per department protocol. This is the 10th police shooting this year where Las Vegas officers opened fire or were shot at.