Police release details on killing of intruder in exclusive Las Vegas neighborhood

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More details were released Thursday afternoon in the police shooting and killing of an intruder in an upscale gated Southwest Las Vegas neighborhood.

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Police said the man was attempting to attack the homeowner with a hammer when he was shot by Metro Police officers.

Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman will held a news briefing at 2 p.m. to release details of the shooting and possible police body camera video.

Nathaniel Sironen, 40, was shot and killed in the early hours of Monday, Dec. 8 at a home in the Spanish Hills neighborhood on Tropicana Avenue near the 215 Beltway. Police went there in response to a call of a burglary in progress and when they entered the home, they witnessed the attack.

This was the 18th officer-involved shooting for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2020.

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