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Vegas police ID officers in suspect's shooting death

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Police closed off much of the area around Pennwood and Arville as they investigated. (Arron Healy/FOX5) Police closed off much of the area around Pennwood and Arville as they investigated. (Arron Healy/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police released the names of two officers who opened fire at an attempted murder suspect.

Officers Joseph E. Parra and Scott A. Thomas were the officers who confronted two men and a woman suspected in an incident at a Las Vegas apartment complex near Pennwood Avenue and Arville Street last Friday.

According to police, officers received reports of a man at the complex who was wanted for shooting his girlfriend in the face at close range.

When officers confronted the trio, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired at the officers. Officers returned fire, striking and killing the suspect. The other man was hit as well. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The female received minor injuries to a lower extremity. No officers were injured. Neither the surviving man nor the woman have been charged.

Parra, 34, has been with Metro since 2007. He is assigned to Metro's Patrol Division, Bolden Area Command.

Thomas, 50, has been with Metro since 1995. He is assigned to Metro's Robbery Homicide Bureau.

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