LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Las Vegas Metropolitan Cops said an officer shot a guy after he stabbed 2 “entirely random” women in west Las Vegas Friday afternoon.
The male was shot by officers Keith Hannof and Beaumont Hopson near West Spring Mountain Road and South Rainbow Boulevard, Metro Authorities said. Officer were contacted us to the scene at around 1:14 p.m.
Las Vegas authorities said Hannof, 43, has been with Metro given that 2008. Hopson, 52, has actually been with the department for almost 13 years. Both have actually been put on routine paid administrative leave pending the investigation.
Cops stated a woman was riding an RTC bus when the suspect stabbed her in the neck. She was able to get off the bus and try to find assistance. The suspect got off the bus at that time likewise. He later on got another woman who was walking on the street, put her in a chokehold and started stabbing her. As officers arrived, she was able to escape the suspect, cops stated.
He began to run from officers, equipped with a knife. Officers provided a number of spoken commands to stop, to put the knife down, and he didn’t. “We attempted to take him into custody using a Taser. That was inefficient,” police stated.
The suspect started running south on Rainbow Boulevard, and as he was approaching an occupied RTC bus stop, officers aimed to stop him, utilizing a low-lethal shotgun, Metro Police stated. That was also inadequate. “Our officers fired upon the suspect, striking him.”
He was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition. Both women were also transferred to UMC Trauma and were dealt with for their non-life threatening injuries, police stated.
LVMPD stated the stabbings were thought to be “totally random.” “There was no reason to believe there was any fight in between the suspect and either of the victims.”
There were individuals waiting on the bus when one officer fired at the suspect. A witness shared a video of the shooting, that he recorded on his cellular phone.
No officers were injured.Traffic Alert: Rainbow Blvd is shut down in Both Instructions in between Twain and Desert Inn. Spring Mountain also closed in both instructions between Tenaya Method and Rainbow. City PD Officer involved shooting by Applebee’s. Expect the closures to spill into the afternoon commute pic.twitter.com/dWMiaHEAym!.?.!— Ken Smith( @KenSmithTV)
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