Paul Carr Palmer III Killed by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
1 Main St
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Police received multiple reports of a nude adult male in the pool area. Two hotel employees first encountered the male who began chasing them while holding a knife. An arriving officer encountered the suspect, still armed with the knife, in the southeast parking lot. The officer gave numerous commands to which the suspect did not comply. The officer used his low-lethal shotgun, which was ineffective. The man then charged toward the officer, and the officer shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Paul Carr Palmer III

Agency Responsible: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 57

Race: White

Date of Death: January 21, 2017

County: Clark

Cause of Death: Gunshot, Taser

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: knife

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 2239

Geography: Rural

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