Police shoot, kill guy equipped with axes in northeast Las Vegas

Metro police at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on May 6, 2017. (Austin Turner/FOX5)Metro police at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on May 6, 2017. (Austin Turner/FOX5) Metro cops at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on May 6, 2017. (Austin Turner/FOX5). LAS VEGAS( FOX5)-. Las Vegas City police are investigating a

lethal shooting that included 2 of their own officers in the northeast part of town Saturday night. Authorities were alerted of a disturbance reported in the 5200 block of Shreve Opportunity, near Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue, simply after 11 p.m.

. Inning accordance with authorities, a security personnel for the community suggested a man was upset and was attacking him with exactly what he described as a shovel.

Showing up officers stated they reached the suspect, who was equipped with a small hand axe and a bigger pickaxe, however the man did not comply with the orders provided to drop the weapons.

An officer then fired rounds from a pistol and another fired rounds from a less than lethal shotgun at the enemy, inning accordance with City, as he was not following their commands.

Authorities stated the guy was struck by the shooting and pronounced deceased at the scene by medical workers.

This event was City’s fifth officer-involved shooting examination for 2017.

The identity of the officers involved will be launched after Two Days according to department policy and the Clark County Coroner’s Office will launch the name of the deceased as soon as family has actually been notified.

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