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Police: Man shoots, kills wife in Las Vegas home, then dies by officer shooting

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A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer was involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead near Giles St. and Barbara Lane in Las Vegas. Jan. 26, 2018 (Photo: Luis Marquez/FOX5) A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer was involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead near Giles St. and Barbara Lane in Las Vegas. Jan. 26, 2018 (Photo: Luis Marquez/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A man shot and killed his wife, then died in an officer involved shooting a couple hours later in a residential area early Friday morning.

The first incident happened just after midnight when the unidentified man shot and killed his wife inside of a home on the 11000 block of Giles Street near Barbara Lane, police said.

"I heard someone yelling 'Stop! Just please stop!' After that loud banging and then we heard someone saying 'I swear to god it wasn't me. I swear to god, please just leave, stop!' and we heard yelling for maybe five or six more minutes and then things got real quiet," neighbor Josh Yamoto said.

Police said a 16-year-old called them and reported that his step dad had shot his mother.

There were three other children inside of the home between the ages of five to nine years old, who were unharmed, according to authorities.

"Now these kids get left with an emotional scar that's never gonna. They're never gonna heal from it. They're always gonna remember it. Especially the teenager. That's never gonna leave him," Yamoto said.

The suspect left the scene, but police located him at 2:40 a.m. driving a vehicle that was missing from the home's garage, several blocks away on Elcadore Street between Fern Tree Court and Joy Ridge Court. The man was suicidal and indicated he wanted to die by cops, according to authorities.

When police spotted the man alone in the vehicle, the suspect got out with a gun in his right hand, police said. He did not comply with officers' demands and brandished the gun at them, according to police.

Around 2:47 a.m. a shooting ensued between the man and two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers, that left the suspect dead from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

The identities of the officers involved in the shooting were scheduled to be released after 48 hours.

This is the LVMPD's first officer involved shooting for 2018.

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