LVMPD Says Friendly Fire Killed K-9
An official says friendly fire killed a Las Vegas police dog during a running gunbattle that also wounded a man who police say killed two neighbors and shot at officers last week in a residential neighborhood.
Clark County Undersheriff Kevin McMahill told reporters Monday that four officers fired 23 shots, and 31-year-old suspect James Craig Simpson fired several more during the noon Thursday shooting on Fast Elk Street.
McMahill didn't provide details about the deaths of 31-year-old Branden Hughes and his mother, 46-year-old Felicia Simone Wimberly-Hughes.
They were found dead at a home when officers responding to calls about shots being fired found Simpson allegedly waving a gun in the street.
McMahill says a departmental memorial service will be held Wednesday for the K-9, a Belgian Malinois named Nicky