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Man Killed By Officer In Hospital Had Stun Gun

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a man in police custody inside a Las Vegas hospital was fatally shot by an officer while the man was pointing a stun gun at a nurse.

Police Capt. Kelly McMahill said Monday the unidentified man was taken to the hospital and put in a room in the hospital's emergency room because he was too incoherent to be admitted into jail after being arrested on a felony arrest warrant.

McMahill says a corrections officer left a bag with the stun gun in it in the room alone with the man.

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She says the man pointed the stun gun at a hospital security officer and a nurse when they entered the room.

The security officer fled and got a police officer.

McMahill says the suspect was aiming the stun gun at the nurse when the officer entered and opened fire, killing the man.

The killing happened about 4:15 a.m. The man was arrested about 11 p.m. Sunday after he was found unconscious near a bus stop.