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Man in underwear shot by Metro police ID'd

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Officers shot a man who barricaded himself inside a house near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road Tuesday afternoon. (FOX5) Officers shot a man who barricaded himself inside a house near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road Tuesday afternoon. (FOX5)
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The Clark County Coroner's office released the name of an intruder who was shot and killed by police after he was found inside a home wearing only underwear.

Authorities said the cause and manner of death for 35-year-old Southaly Ketmany were still pending.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, a resident on Crystal Drive, near Las Vegas Boulevard and Pebble Road, found a stranger in his home on the evening of July 23.

According to Metro, the resident contacted police and fled the home after he saw the man, who was dressed in nothing but his underwear, with a knife.

Police said Ketmany refused to follow officers' orders to leave, prompting SWAT to enter the home and attempt to detain him. Police noted the use of a stun gun was not enough to subdue Ketmany.

Police said the suspect lunged at them while holding a knife and a hammer and two officers opened fire.

The suspect was still struggling with officers, even attempting to attack attending emergency medical workers, police said.

Police said they believe the suspect may have been under the influence of narcotics. They also said the man had earlier in the day been reported missing by his ex-wife and may have attempted to break into other homes in the neighborhood prior to the standoff.

An investigation into the incident continues.

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

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