- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 23, 2015

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Two North Las Vegas SWAT officers were wounded by shotgun fire and the man who shot them was killed in an exchange of gunfire outside a home during a domestic argument-turned-hostage situation, police said Wednesday.

Two other adults and three children ranging in age from 6 months to 6 years old live in the home, but they weren’t hurt, North Las Vegas police Officer Steven Wiese said.

The two officers were treated at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for minor injuries and released. Lt. Tim Bedwell said both were department veterans.

Their names and the name of the man who was killed were not immediately made public.

Wiese said the man “exited the home with a shotgun, and he was killed in an exchange of gunfire.” He said investigators were trying to determine who shot first.

Wiese said two SWAT officers who shot the man were placed on paid leave pending departmental and district attorney reviews of the shooting. He said the officers who fired might not have been the same ones who were wounded.

The incident unfolded after police were called at 5:09 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a domestic argument at a home on Spur Ranch Avenue. Wiese said the shooting happened before 6 p.m.

The neighborhood is near Commerce Street and Alexander Road, not far from Canyon Springs High School.

It was the second fatal police shooting this year in North Las Vegas, a suburban city of about 220,000.


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