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Las Vegas Police: Man Killed By Officers Refused To Drop Knife

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas released body-worn camera footage and identified a man killed by officers while holding a knife as he came out an apartment door during a call about a domestic assault.

Assistant Clark County Sheriff Charles Hank told reporters Monday that 39-year-old Christopher M. Gatewood refused orders to drop the knife and took a step forward before he was shot by two officers and hit with stun gun darts by a third.

Hank says Gatewood's girlfriend told police that he had assaulted her before officers arrived a little before noon Thursday at a budget apartment complex near the Las Vegas Strip.

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The officers involved in the shooting, Rafael Camacho and Kenshin Rose, are on paid leave pending departmental and district attorney reviews of the case.