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Cops: Man Kills Knife-Wielding Neighbor in Apparent Self-Defense Shooting

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – Police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was alleged entered a neighbor’s home with a knife early Tuesday, authorities said.

Homicide investigators were looking into the shooting that happened at an apartment complex on the 2800 block of South Decatur Boulevard around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Las Vegas Metro Police Lt. Dan McGrath said.

The resident called 911 and reported the victim, who he believed to be his neighbor, came into his apartment with a knife while the resident was in bed, McGrath said.

The resident fired one shot, hitting the victim in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

McGrath said a knife was found and the resident did not have a criminal record.

While detectives still had to fully question the resident, McGrath said, “the preliminary is it’s self defense.” The resident told police he believed the victim was a neighbor, but did not know the man or why he was in his home, McGrath said.

The names of the victim was not immediately released pending family notification.

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  1. The victim was the resident who defended himself. The criminal who broke in with a deadly is not a victim.

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