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Vegas man shot, killed by police ID'd

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Police shot a suspect who had held a woman at knife point. (Chris Carmody) Police shot a suspect who had held a woman at knife point. (Chris Carmody)

Authorities released the name of a man who police opened fire on after he reportedly held a woman at knife point.

Daniel Taiwan Hathorne, 39, died of multiple gunshot wounds on Nov. 2, according to the Clark County Coroner's office.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, two officers opened fire on Hathorne near Cambridge Street and Katie Avenue after they confronted him. Police said he had threatened an apartment complex manager after he was evicted from the Siegel Suites.

The manager called police after the threat, Metro said.

When officers confronted him, Hathorne grabbed a woman who was walking in the area and held two knives to her neck, according to Metro.

Police said the woman's life was in danger and that led to the officers' decision to shoot him.

Metro said he was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

On Sunday, Metro identified the two officers involved in the shooting as Officers Russell Ellsworth and Brandon Oris.

According to Metro, Ellsworth has been with the department since March, 2008, while Oris has been employed with LVMPD since August of the same year.

Both were placed on paid administrative leave, police said.

An investigation continues into the incident.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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