LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say the officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding woman who was stabbing another woman at an apartment south of the Strip is a nine-year veteran of the metro police force.
The department identified the officer Friday as 32-year-old Sergio Phillips. He has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Phillips joined the force in 2005 and is a member of the Homeland Security Saturation Team assigned to Patrol Operations Support.
He and another officer responded to a call about a suspect with a knife about 12:20 a.m. Wednesday at Manor Suites 3 miles south of the Strip. When they arrived, they saw her breaking into a room and stabbing the other woman.
Three young children in the apartment were unhurt.
The dead woman's name has not been released.
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