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Metro officers shoot, kill double homicide suspect near Flamingo and Tenaya

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said a double homicide suspect was shot and killed by police early Tuesday morning, in the department's 20th officer involved shooting of the year.

According to police, the suspect killed his next-door neighbors. Officers found the bodies of the neighbors after callers reported seeing a man "down" in the front yard of a home on Monday just before 2 p.m. in the 7300 block of Newcrest Circle, near Flamingo Road and Tenaya Way. 

Police said the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. After entering the home, officers located the body of a second man inside. Police said both men were between the ages of 40- and 50-years-old. 

Homicide detectives responded to the incident, police said.

During their investigation, detectives were able to uncover enough evidence to obtain a search warrant. A SWAT team was called out to serve a search warrant at a home next door to where the bodies were found.

After several failed attempts at trying to contact anyone inside of the home, SWAT officers sent a K9 unit into the residence, located in 7400 block of Newcastle Circle. After the K9 unit did not return, officers entered the home, went upstairs and found the suspect in a bedroom, fighting with the police dog, according to police.

The K9 unit was able to get away before the suspect pulled a firearm and pointed at police. Two SWAT officers then fired at the suspect, hitting him twice, police said. He was transported to UMC where he died.

Police said the officer-involved shooting occurred Tuesday after 2 a.m.  

No further details were released.

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