Las Vegas Officer Dead in Family Murder-Suicide, Authorities Say

Authorities believe the police lieutenant shot his wife and son before killing himself.
1:15 | 01/22/13

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Law enforcement responded to a crime involving one of their own this morning -- -- -- lieutenant allegedly killing his family. Then setting his home on fire and eventually killing himself on my house. It's crazy -- -- if that's what's been metro officers can -- Those little -- -- supposed to be protecting us I mean it's stunning when in happens anywhere it's it's horribly sad and tragic when it happens anywhere. Clinton happens here in Boulder City streets that much more astonished and so. Boulder city police were first on scene around eight to one -- But several agencies also responded including a metro swat team that was a very fragile situation. The suspect had made threats against police. He claimed -- and -- 11 tape that he would injure any officer that. -- attempted to come to the city. And neighbors including this man who lives just four doors down were evacuated. -- Newman it was a high -- have been walking the dogs have been on the street they're pretty quiet. -- outside the wave all the time they would live. Police say the suspect had a handgun but they haven't said if he use that weapon to kill himself and his family. You know take your family yeah you want to go go news. -- kid and you're right that was pretty --

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