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Knife-wielding man shot and killed by police in Las Vegas

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Crime tape blocks off the scene of an officer-involved shooting on June 20, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5) Crime tape blocks off the scene of an officer-involved shooting on June 20, 2017. (Luis Marquez/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said they are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting Tuesday morning. 

Just after midnight, police responded to the 1100 block of South Cimarron Road, near Charleston Boulevard for a domestic-related call.

Police received a call that a woman was inside an apartment screaming with a child. 

When officers arrived, they used a P.A. system to try to get the woman out safely. Eventually, the woman and child came out unharmed.

Officers then entered the apartment and found a man with a knife in a back bedroom. 

Officers told the suspect to drop the weapon after he did not comply, officers used a stun gun on him. The move didn't work and the suspect "lunged aggressively" towards the officers causing at least two of them to open fire, hitting the suspect. 

The suspect was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

No other injuries were reported.

This marked the 9th officer-involved shooting of 2017.

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