- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - A 25-year-old man killed in a shootout that wounded two SWAT officers this week threatened to kill police, his girlfriend, three young children and her father before walking outside with a shotgun, North Las Vegas police said Thursday.

The man initially refused to leave the home Tuesday when police responded to a report of a domestic argument involving a man with a gun, Officer Steven Wiese said. After SWAT officers arrived, the man came out the front door holding a shotgun and there was an exchange of gunfire, Wiese said.

Police haven’t said who fired first. Two officers were struck by shotgun fire, and one of the wounded officers and another SWAT member shot the gunman dead, police said.

No family members or neighbors were injured. The two injured officers were treated at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for minor injuries and released.

Neither the man who was killed nor the officers who were wounded have been identified. The officers who fired their weapons are on paid leave pending investigations into the shooting.



The officer who was wounded and fired his weapon is 40 years old and a 16-year department veteran, Wiese said. The other wounded officer is 35 and has been a police officer for eight years.

The second officer who shot the gunman is 34 years old and a 10-year officer.

Their names were expected to be made public Friday.

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