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Police: Man shot by Metro heard saying 'I will die tonight'

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Police released a driver's license photo of Patrick Heki, the man who was confronted by officers on Dec. 7, 2013. (Source: LVMPD) Police released a driver's license photo of Patrick Heki, the man who was confronted by officers on Dec. 7, 2013. (Source: LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Police dispatchers heard an armed man yell, "I will die tonight," and, "I am going on a killing spree," before he was confronted by officers who opened fire on him, a Las Vegas Metro police undersheriff revealed Thursday.

Undersheriff Jim Dixon disclosed details into the Dec. 7 officer-involved shooting of Patrick Heki, 26, at an apartment in the east end of the Las Vegas Valley.

Heki, who was armed with a handgun and two rifles slung over his shoulders, was confronted by officers outside a unit at the Mountain Vista Apartments early that morning. Dixon said the officers commanded Heki to put down his weapon but opened fire after he pointed a gun at one of them.

Heki was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the confrontation between Heki and officers began when 911 dispatchers received an open line call from the apartment, which consisted of a man, who was identified as Heki, yelling.

"Don't move or I will shoot you," police stated the man saying at the time.

After the call hung up, a second open line call was made, which continued with the man yelling. A woman whispered to dispatchers, "Apartment 156," which helped officers locate the situation, according to police.

Police also revealed at least three shots were fired before officers arrived - one that exited through a window and about two that exited through a breezeway.

Police also believe Heki fired a round during the confrontation with police.

Earlier this week, Metro named Officer Paul Kunz, Officer Justin Marzec and Officer Joshua Giese as the three who opened fire in the incident. They were placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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