Seth Holliday
west valley shooting

UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the suspect in this case as 40-year-old Seth Holliday. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest. 

The officer was identified Tuesday night as Sergeant Douglas King, 34. He has been employed by LVMPD since 2004, according to the department.

King is on routine administrative leave pending a review of the shooting, police said.


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police shot and killed a man who was attacking a woman in a west valley home Sunday night.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said about 9 p.m. on September 6, they were called to the 10300 block of Timber Willow Avenue, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way.

Las Vegas police said Wednesday they got a 9-1-1 call from the home where the victim, Holliday's wife, was heard screaming. During the call, she's heard saying her husband had stabbed himself and that he was "trying to kill her."

Sgt. King walked up to the door of the house, and saw Holliday standing behind a security door holding a knife to his wife. The door was locked and Sgt. King gave Holliday an order to drop the knife. 

In body-worn camera footage, Holliday is seen refusing and instead yells at the officer to shoot him.

Sgt. King fired at the man once, ending the attack.

The suspect was pronounced dead on scene and the woman was taken to University Medical Center where she was listed as stable, Splinter said. A child was also in the house at the time, she said. 

No officers were injured in the shooting.

This was the 14th shooting where a Metro officer had fired their weapon in 2020. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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(6) comments

TrumpBeliever

Good shooting officer. You are now officially a HERO! Take your time and get help if needed to heal from this traumatic incident. Just know, normal folks love and support you.

RonaldoMartino

#WhiteLivesMatter

sisolakisascumbag

Now do BLM

RonaldoMartino

#BLM will soon be financially Cut-Off when #Trump is Re-Elected

qwerty123

Why? The Black Lives Matter movement is not funded by the government, so how could the president cut off funding? Even if he classifies them as a hate group (which they are not) he still could not cut off funding. For example, the KKK still receives funding from private donors despite being labeled as a terrorist organization as early as 1870.

False!

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