Las Vegas police shoot, kill man they say charged at officers

Las Vegas police crime scene tape generic (FOX5)
Las Vegas police crime scene tape generic (FOX5)(FOX5)
Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 6:25 AM PDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

UPDATE (July 6) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the officer who shot and killed a man on Sunday after police say he charged at officers.

According to police, the officer involved is 25-year-old Tate Nelson. He has been employed with the department since 2020, according to LVMPD.

Officer Nelson is assigned to Tourist Safety Division, Downtown Area Command, the department says. Officer Nelson has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas police said they shot and killed a man after he charged at them in a shooting late Sunday night.

According to LVMPD, officers responded to a call around 11:20 p.m. near Bruce Street and Bonanza of an attempted suicide. When they arrived, people told them two people were dead inside a home.

When officers entered the home, they encountered an unresponsive woman, and man who was armed with an “edge weapon.” Officers ordered the man to drop his weapon, but he refused, and then charged at officers, leading one officer to shoot the man. Medical personnel pronounced the man and the woman dead.

This is the sixth LVMPD officer-involved shooting of 2022. The department will provide more details later this week.