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Metro investigating deadly officer-involved shooting near US 95, Jones

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Metro is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Sept. 28, 2017. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5) Metro is investigating an officer-involved shooting on Sept. 28, 2017. (Cherney Amhara/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said one man is dead after an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning. 

The incident happened in the area of U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard. Police said the call originated as an attempted suicide in Henderson at 10:29 a.m. 

A woman said her husband was suicidal and that he had a handgun and possibly a rifle. HPD found his phone in Las Vegas. Police went to the 6000 block of West Charleston and found him there, in a parking lot. He fled quickly, causing one crash, Metro said.  

An air unit gave ground officers directions, Metro said. Police tracked the man, armed in his car in the 200 block of N. Jones Boulevard. The man got out of the car but did not put it in park so the car began to roll away. 

Metro said officers gave him to "Please put down the gun," and reiterated, “Please do not do this, we’re here to help you."

The suspect put the gun to his head. Metro said he pulled the trigger and "our officer almost simultaneously fired upon seeing the movement of the gun," Kelly McMahill with Metro Police said. 

The suspect suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head and the officer’s round appeared to have struck him in the shoulder, McMahill said. 

The man, later identified as 48-year-old Craig Cuddihy, died at the scene and officers were not injured. 

The Clark County Coroner's Office ruled Cuddihy's death as a suicide. It marked the 18th officer-involved shooting for 2017.

A review of this incident is being conducted by Metro's Critical Incident Review Team. 

An investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro's Force Investigation Section at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. 

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