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Las Vegas Police Fatally Shoot Man Who Lunged With Knife

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have shot and killed a man they say lunged at officers with a knife.

Metropolitan Police Department officers used a stun gun before shooting the man Tuesday morning inside an apartment.

Capt. Kelly McMahill says officers repeatedly told the man to drop a knife before at least two of the four officers inside used their stun guns. The prongs did hit him, but she says the stun gun was ineffective.

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She said two officers shot the man as he lunged at them. He died at a nearby hospital.

McMahill says officers were investigating a possible domestic-related issue and were searching a room when the man was found hiding underneath a pile of clothes.

This is the ninth police shooting and fourth deadly shooting by Metro this year.