Monday, January 21, 2013
"BOULDER CITY, NV — A Las Vegas Metro Police officer apparently shot himself after killing his wife and child and setting their Boulder City home on fire, authorities said Monday afternoon.
"Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said the tragedy unfurled this morning at about 8:20 a.m. when a man called 911, confessed that he had shot his wife and child and said he planned to shoot himself, too. The caller also warned the emergency dispatchers he would shoot any police officer sent to try to stop him.
"Paul said Boulder City Police officers arrived within moments of the 911 call to a burning house in the 1300 block of Esther Drive. There, a man armed with a handgun stepped outside the front door of the house. He ignored officers' commands to put down the gun and re-entered the burning home. Shortly afterwards, Paul said, police believe he shot himself.
"SWAT units from the Henderson and North Las Vegas police departments also responded and went door to door to neighboring homes, asking residents to evacuate the scene.
"Firefighters extinguished the fire, and the three bodies—including one of a `little boy`—have been recovered, Paul said. He said the two deceased adults were the primary homeowners, but he would not offer details about what caused the three deaths. The Clark County Coroner will release those details after autopsies are completed."
Source: Las Vegas Sun...