Officer-involved shooting leaves one man dead

Suspect was accused of attempted kidnapping
Police show up at a crime scene
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT)Las Vegas Metro Police were involved in a shooting on Tuesday morning that left the suspect dead.

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Police were originally called to a neighborhood in the 5600 block of East Lake Mead Blvd on a call of shots fired, and in the course of the investigation were told that the man they were searching for had kidnapped his ex-girlfriend. Police eventually located the pair at a shopping on Charleston between Sloan Lane and Tree Line.

When they encountered the suspect, police say they attempted to de-escalate the situation, but say the man fired a weapon at them.
Police returned fire, killing the man. The woman was not hurt, nor were any Metro officers injured.

The officers involved will be put on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. The names of the officers involved are expected to be released within the next 48 hours.