Monday, April 2, 2018|7:50 p.m.
a domestic violence call had been arrested twice previously. Cops responded to Siegel Suites at 2000 Paradise Roadway at 11:47 a.m. Thursday reacting to a domestic violence disagreement. Upon arrival, officers experienced a female victim who stated her sweetheart, later on identified as Christopher Gatewood, 39, hit her and was inside their house armed with a knife. Gatewood had 2 previous arrests for domestic violence and sale of an illegal drug, police
stated. The woman informed police that Gatewood was potentially suicidal and wished to either hurt the cops or have the cops shoot
him, according to Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank. Metro officers Rafael Camacho and Kenshin Rose and a 3rd unnamed officer approached Gatewood’s house, and he split the door open displaying a 12-inch butcher knife and shouting blasphemies at the officers. Officers offered numerous verbal commands for Gatewood to drop the knife. Gatewood then exited the apartment or condo, still equipped with the knife, shouting” What are you going to do?” Gatewood then moved strongly toward Officers
Camacho and Rose, and they fired their pistols, Camacho releasing 8 rounds and Rose discharging 4, striking Gatewood 11 times, Hank said. Concurrently, the 3rd officer released his taser at Gatewood. All the occasions were captured on cameras the officers were wearing at the time. Medical support was called to the scene for Gatewood, and he was noticable dead at the scene.
A search of the suspect’s apartment revealed proof of methamphetamine use which Gatewood had a self-inflicted knife injury to his best wrist, police stated. Responding to domestic violence
calls can be hazardous and unpredictable, Hank said, as a lot of feelings are included and the aggressor in the event typically ends up being aggressive with cops.
” While we try to fix these conflicts quietly, often the celebrations included dictate how officers need to respond, “Hank said.” These calls are never ever easy for our officers.” This marks the 4th officer-involved
shooting this year– the 2nd one including a fatality. At the very same time in 2015 there was two officer-involved shootings with one death. Officer Camacho, 28, is a four-year veteran with City
, and Officer Rose, 28, has been on the force for eight months and remains in field training. Both officers are designated to the tourist security division of the downtown area command. Gatewood would have
dealt with charges of battery domestic violence and attack with a lethal weapon on a protected person if he had actually survived.