LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) –
A woman was shot dead by Metro officers this morning after police say she was attacking another woman with a knife at an apartment complex on the south side.
According to Metro, officers were called around midnight to Manor Suites, 7230 Las Vegas Blvd. South, after several people called in to report a person with a knife. When officers arrived, they saw a woman on a second-story balcony with a knife, slashing at a window of an apartment.
Officers yelled for her to stop, but she did not comply and then entered the apartment. When officers got to the apartment, they saw the suspect standing over another woman, stabbing her repeatedly.
One officer fired and struck the suspect several times. She ran into the bathroom and locked the door. Officers eventually got the suspect out of the bathroom and transported her to a local hospital, where she died.
The stabbing victim declined to go to get her wounds treated at a hospital. A relationship between the suspect and stabbing victim is unknown at this time.
Three children younger than 5 years old – believed to be the victim’s children – were in the apartment.
The names of the officers involved in the shooting will be released by Metro within 48 hours.