Man Killed By Metro Police Died Of Gunshot Wound
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Clark County coroner’s office says a man killed by Las Vegas police after a domestic disturbance call to 911 died from a penetrating gunshot wound to the chest.
The coroner’s office identified the man Friday as 23-year-old Rafael Olivas.
A spokeswoman for the office would not say how many times Olivas had been shot.
Police say officers were responding to the domestic disturbance call just before 7 a.m. on Thursday.
A woman told police she was having an argument with her son.
Police officers found Olivas carrying a butcher knife on a street near his home. Police say Olivas continued to approach the officers after he was told to stop.
The officers fired at the man. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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