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Officers shoot, kill gunman after domestic incident in northeast Vegas

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Police tape blocks an area of Eddingham Court, near Mount Hood Street and Owens Avenue, after an officer-involved shooting on June 2, 2017. (FOX5) Police tape blocks an area of Eddingham Court, near Mount Hood Street and Owens Avenue, after an officer-involved shooting on June 2, 2017. (FOX5)
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An altercation between an armed man and his girlfriend led to officers shooting and killing him when he opened fire, Las Vegas Metro police said early Friday.

The police department received a call of shots fired in the 1700 block of Eddingham Court, near Mt. Hood Street and Owens Avenue, at 10:51 p.m. Thursday.

According to Capt. Kelly McMahill, of Metro, two officers located an injured woman, who advised them her boyfriend discharged his firearm at least once before driving away from their home. She told them he would come back and make police shoot him.

Additional officers were called to the scene.

About 20 minutes later, the gunman returned and refused to come out of his vehicle when he arrived. After failed negotiations, police said the man pointed a handgun out of the window and fired four to five shots toward the officers.

Four officers returned fire, hitting the gunman and killing him, police said.

There were no officers injured during the exchange.

The incident marked the eighth officer-involved shooting in Metro's jurisdiction this year. Police are expected to identify the four officers who opened fire at the gunman.

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