Las vigas Police released camera footage showing a robbery suspect who was shot by officers as he was about to attack an elderly couple with a hammer.
police On Thursday, it identified the burglary suspect as Nathaniel Sironen, 40, who was killed in the accident.
Sheriff Brett Zimmerman, assistant metropolitan police in Las Vegas, said the victims were a 73-year-old man and his 68-year-old wife.
He said the actions of Officers Malik Grego Smith, 40, and Dustin Zepania, 25, saved the man’s life. He said they opened fire when they saw Seronin about to attack the man with the hammer.
Zimmerman said the victims lived in a gated community and it was the woman who called 911 on Tuesday around 1:15 a.m. to report a robbery underway.
he is He said Each officer fired three shots in the direction of Seronen.
In the video, he heard an officer say on his radio set, “The suspect is already inside the house” as he approached the house.
At the door, the officer said, “Open the door, hurry up, open the door.”
When the door is open, the video shows Sironen with the hammer in his hand.
There were shouts of “no, no, no” followed by the sound of shots.
The police said that when Seronan saw the officers walk to the door, he asked the victims for money and car keys and told the woman that she would “come with him.” Fox 5 Las Vegas mentioned.
They were not injured.