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Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting near Rancho and Jones

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Las Vegas Metro police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on July 11, 2017. (Austin Turner/FOX5) Las Vegas Metro police are investigating an officer-involved shooting on July 11, 2017. (Austin Turner/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said a suspect was killed in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon. 

The incident occurred at in the 4100 block of North Rancho Drive, near Jones Boulevard after a lone officer attempted to approach a knife-wielding man who had fled the scene of an earlier altercation at a nearby business. 

Prior to the fatal shooting, the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2000's maroon Chevrolet truck with multiple male occupants pulled into a pawn shop parking lot on Rancho Drive.

The people inside the truck exited the vehicle when the suspect attempted to attack them with a knife. The driver of the truck had a hammer and struck the suspect multiple times, according to police.  

After the incident, the occupants of the truck alerted the business staff who then called the police. 

Police originally responded to the call as a car jacking situation at 1:08 p.m.

According to Metro, the suspect fled the scene on foot with the knife in his possession. A lone officer found the suspect down the street from the pawn shop parking lot. 

After multiple verbal commands, the officer proceeded to exit their squad car. As he attempted to exit, the suspect charged at the officer while holding the knife, police said. The officer then fired multiple rounds at the suspect, killing him. 

Medical personnel pronounced the suspect dead at the scene moments later. 

Police said the entire incident was caught on the body cameras of the responding officer and plan to release the footage and the name of the officer in 72 hours. 

Officers are searching for the truck to obtain further details from the occupants. Anyone who sees the truck with Oklahoma license plate 353 FDI, call Metro police at 702-828-3111.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

This marked the 11th officer-involved shooting of 2017. 

Stay with FOX5 for the latest developments. 

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