LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police said a suspect is dead after officers hit him with their patrol vehicle while attempting to “de-escalate” a domestic violence incident.
According to LVMPD Capt. Joshua Martinez, police were called to the 8800 block of Canyon Rim Way at around 10:48 a.m. after reports of a domestic violence incident.
Martinez said the call was related to a woman who was being stabbed by a man. Arriving officers found a woman suffering from stab wounds.
A later release from Metro stated that the man had also stabbed himself and set a fire inside an apartment.
Medical personnel arrived and took the victim to a local hospital, where she later succumbed to her wounds and was pronounced dead.
Assisting officers arrived and found the man standing in the roadway of Desert Inn Road and El Capitan Way. He was armed with a knife and was approaching vehicles with it.
According to Martinez, officers used their patrol vehicle to hit the suspect. They were able to take him into custody.
Medical arrived and pronounced him dead on the scene.
The names of the officers involved will be released within the next 48 hours. Police said no officers were injured.
For a list of local and state resources for domestic violence and abuse victims, visit this link.