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.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (3)
  1. Dave says:

    The Clark County Coroner is a genius to deduce that the man who was shot by police died, in fact, of a gunshot wound.

  2. Dave says:

    Oh, I almost forgot to give credit, where credit is due. The Reporter of this story gave us all a fine example of just exactly what “Investigative Journalism” entails. He actually asked the County Corner if the man who was shot by Police, with guns, died of gunshot wounds! Do you even give a s*it about your job anymore??

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