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Video: Las Vegas K-9 Killed Weeks After Returning to Duty Following Machete Attack

April 01, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Las Vegas K-9 Killed Weeks After Returning to Duty Following Machete Attack

Two people and Las Vegas Metro police K-9 Nicky were killed on Thursday afternoon during an incident in the northwest part of the valley, reports KTNV.

According to police, patrol officers were dispatched to a residence to investigate a possible shooting. They also received calls that a man with a gun was walking down the street and firing shots.

Upon arrival, officers encountered the armed male in the street. The man was told to drop the gun and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department K-9 Nicky was deployed.

The man refused to surrender and shots were exchanged between the police officers and the man. The K-9 was struck by gunfire and was pronounced dead at the scene.

K-9 Nicky is the same dog who was attacked by a suspect with a machete during an incident after a 12-hour standoff in February and suffered multiple cuts to his head. The 8-year-old K-9 had just returned to duty with his handler on March 10.

The suspect, who was struck by gunfire, was transported to UMC Trauma for treatment. His current condition is not known.

Police also found two people inside of a home in the neighborhood who had been shot. Both people were deceased.


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Comments (38)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/1/2016 1:43 PM

Its too bad the K-9 got killed although I'm glad no Officers got hurt in the shooting. I hope the suspect gets at least thirty years for this murder.

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 12:07 AM

Police should be celebrating considering they seem to love to shoot dogs themselves whenever they get a chance.

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 1:00 AM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt.: How many years are you going to suggest the police officers get the next time some swat team decides to kill yet another family dog for no good reason?
Somehow i'm guessing your not going to be suggesting 30 years..

ZorryK1 @ 4/2/2016 7:46 AM

This story is very disturbing and I will not play the arm chair quarterback with any decision of an officer unless I witnessed the incident and was right there when it happened. But I am confuse and would like to see some answers. First of all my sympathy goes out to the officer and his family for their loss. These articles at times tell the full story and other times are very vague. To the editors of this site, you should get all the facts and then post it. As in the machete attack and now with the gun, they are both lethal weapons. Thus lethal force can be used in return. K-9's nationwide have been ruled less lethal. So the question is why? Is this a stupid department policy? If so it should be changed. Training tactics.....once again it should be changed. This can be an interesting site for learning. But just as in court of law, judgments cannot be made without all the facts. K-9 teams are exactly that....a team. The dog is your partner and serves without question.

Cb @ 4/2/2016 9:11 AM

Marcus seems to be what is called a TROLL? Do everone a favor, and find a new video game to play in your mom's basement. This website is for adults with jobs. You may pretend to be LEO in the games but most of us are the real thing.

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 9:58 AM

CB: It's not trolling - it's truth that police kills family dogs any time they can yet demand "justice" when the same thing happens to a k9.
You apparently just can't handle discussion of the truth.

And unfortunately you "adults with jobs" are not treating the job seriously enough but in fact treat it like a game, which is why innocent dogs and unarmed people like Daniel Shaver keep getting murdered.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt @ 4/2/2016 10:07 AM

Perhaps Percy renamed himself Marcus.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt @ 4/2/2016 10:30 AM

Marcus (or Percy) is another liberal cop hater. Killing an Officers partner, even if he's a dog, should have very harsh punishments.

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 10:46 AM

As long as the police are killing family pets and unarmed citizens willy nilly like they do daily - I could care less about your "officers partners". In the fact the less of you that exist, the better for the safety of the rest of us.

Your just a sadist with a badge.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt @ 4/2/2016 12:08 PM

"I'm just a sadist with a badge". Another compliment from Marcus(or Percy). COP BLOCK IS A GREAT PLACE FOR YOU. MOVE OVER THERE, TROLL!!

Ok then @ 4/2/2016 2:51 PM

Poor dog. Godspeed little guy.

Mike @ 4/2/2016 7:46 PM

Marcus seems like a cop-hater who should devote his limited intelligence to looking at books containing only pictures and getting ready to work his part-time job at Taco Bell as a floor sweeper .

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 8:24 PM

Mike, agreed. Is there a way to report this troll so we don't have to deal with his crappy comments?

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 8:41 PM

Mike:A taco bell floor sweeper contributes more in a day then the average police officer does in their entire lives (unless you count beating up homeless people as a contribution).

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 9:26 PM

Marcus, take your head out of your fourth point of contact and look around. Finally you'll see that for so long you have deluded yourself into thinking the Police are evil.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 9:39 PM

Marcus, the Police do much more good than a floor sweeper. They rid society of idiots like you who try to get rid of the Police.

Marcus @ 4/2/2016 10:19 PM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt.:
Oh I see so your admitting the police murder anyone that is critical of them, like maybe Sandra Bland?

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/2/2016 11:01 PM

Sandra Bland was not murdered. She hung herself in her cell after she was lawfully arrested by a Texas State Trooper. A month ago a drug suspect hung himself in my County jail, did the COs hang him???? NO. There is no evidence to suggest that Idiot Bland was murdered. None at all. She was just "black thug lives matter" latest martyr. A stupid woman who had no common sense. Its possible she was mentally ill. Otherwise why kill herself. Seeing how things turned out, she probably could have gotten a lot of the "taxpayers" money. The Texas State Trooper was sacrificed to the masses by some politician who wanted to get in good with the scum that "black thug lives matter" consists of. The Trooper arrested her because she kicked him on his kneecap. You may argue that he used excessive force but the only evidence to prove that was a scratch on her forehead. I've hurt myself much worse than that numerous times. Suck it up. What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger. Do the U.S. a favor and relocate to the New Guinea jungles. You dont have to worry about the Police assaulting you there. You're the antisocial type; so are the cannibals. They'll be glad to see you. You'll hold a place of honour at their next meal.

Mike @ 4/3/2016 5:39 AM

Marcus the moron.

kevCopAz @ 4/3/2016 7:39 AM

seriously? This publication can't block "Marcus"? I have been blocked before for using "offensive" comments, and he is running wild?

kojack58 @ 4/3/2016 12:42 PM

Rest in peace Officer Nicky K-9. My sincere condolences to your partner and to your department. God speed as you now run the streets of gold.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 12:44 PM

There is nothing offensive about what I said unless you find the truth offensive.
You can't go around killing family dogs all the time for no good reason and then when one of your own gets harmed you expect the world to respect and care about you and yours.

If you expect respect you also have to give it. If you have a right to kill a dog that is no threat to you then so do suspects.
If your going to let civilians "bleed out" on the side of the road instead of getting them timely medical attention.. then don't expect anyone to value the life of you or yours.

kojack58 @ 4/3/2016 12:48 PM

Marcus why don't you put the suit on and see exactly what the K-9s do. Also officers don't shoot dogs for fun they do it to protect themselves or others. As a training officer that is engrained in all officers you don't kill something that is not a threat to you. A dog growling and advancing on an officer and trying to bit an officer is going to get shot. Pepper spray will not work and utilizing a baton or asp only injures the dog and leaves the officer vulnerable to the suspect.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 1:12 PM

I don't need to know what k9's do since I already KNOW what police do the minute they see a dog:

Probably 100 other sane "citizens" have approached the very same door.. and been greeted by the very same family dog without hurting it.

But the minute a police officer sees a dog not on a leash it is dead meat since they know they are allowed to shoot it on a technicality.

Stop killing innocent animals.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 1:17 PM

Or even worse this one:

Since if the dog is outside you can't just shoot them at the door you have to make kissing noises at the dog to get them to come to you.. before you execute them.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 1:32 PM

At least the first video posted you could "claim" the dog was running at the cop.
The second video was clearly murder.. and so was this:

So don't spread lies that cops don't on purpose shoot family dogs since the evidence is everywhere for anyone that doesn't deny reality.

tiberius @ 4/3/2016 9:18 PM

Marcus your a bit nuts. But I do agree with you that many police officers should restrain themselves more with dogs.

When I was 7 years old and walking on a street I was charged by an aggressive and growling put bull. Before it reached me I just kneeled down on the ground and made nice sounds. The dog stopped running and growling and instead slowing approached and sniffed me and then turned into a regular happy dog.

I had intuitively used a basic dog training tactic to calm a dog which is to be as non threatening as possible. I think it probably would work the majority of the time if police used such tactics in the real world and a police officer always has a gun as a backup.

So really the police just need better dog behavior training.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/3/2016 10:07 PM

Dogs can be extremely vicious if they think you're an enemy. Unfortunately you can't talk a dog out of attacking you if he's made up his mind. Case in point; when my dad was a kid, he delivered newspapers. There was this large dog that always used to chase him along the length of the yard. One day it started chasing him down the street, caught up to him and bit a chunk out of his rear end. So don't tell me its safe to try to talk a vicious dog out of biting you. If all these LEOs didn't shoot these dogs most of them would have ended up in the hospital with bite wounds. Its better to kill a family pet because a person is worth a whole lot more than a dog. Marcus, don't even bother to post your crap in resonse to me. Go back to the Bobbsey Twins.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/3/2016 10:37 PM

Marcus, the mathmetician. You add trouble, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. But don't feel too bad Marcus, brains aren't everything. In your case they're nothing at all.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 10:52 PM

Anyone citizen that watches the kelly thomas murder video will see what most police really are.
Kelly thomas was harmless and compliant.
If you watch the video you will see Police Officer Ramos boldy tell kelly (who is sitting and doing nothing to harm anyone):
"Now see my fists? They are are about the *uck you up"..
and then he and his 5 sadistic buddy officers proceeded to beat him to death even though they had him in handcuffs and he said sorry (for doing nothing) and begged them to stop.
All 6 police officers should be rotting away in a dungeon right now or worse.

The fact that our corrupt government let them walk just shows how pathetic the USA has become.. just a militarized police state with iraqi style police thugs killing innocent people.

The police are the enemy of good people and friendly dogs alike.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 11:02 PM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt.:
Id rather be anything but a legalized sadists who enjoys hurting innocent people.. can't say the same thing about you and many of the other posters here.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/3/2016 11:13 PM

Thank you Marcus. You just proved my point. You've got only two brain cells. Ones lost and the other is unusable.

Marcus @ 4/3/2016 11:37 PM

I did prove a point.. that police are sadistic and love killing dogs and humans alike.
You haven't said anything that counteracts that other then dribble idiot-speak.

RG @ 4/4/2016 6:15 AM

Marcus, New Patron saint of the Thug Dog. I will add you to my line of T shirts I am selling to gang members. They will finally have someone to look up to and pray to for their little poochies.

Mac16 @ 4/4/2016 8:24 AM

When you get a call of some idiot in traffic, yelling and screaming at cars and you show up and hook him, do you get in a deep discussion with him about why he hates cops? Do you care? No, you make sure his tinfoil hat is on straight and book him. Why are we giving Marcus, Leonard, Percy and the rest of them that courtesy? Because they have a keyboard, all of a sudden they matter? They hate us. And so? They either work for Copblock or whoever and come here to creating more divisiveness or some cop banged their girlfriend and they hate us for it. Whatever. Who cares? You hate me? Great. Want me to hate you? Ok, I do. If they aren't professional agitators, they have an inbred hatred that will never change, regardless of what we say. They wont block them. Ignoring them wont make them go away, so treat them like the turds they are. Taking what they say as having any bearing on anything just lets them win. Theyre gonna go for any rise they can get. Their opinion matters if you let it.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 2:01 PM

RG: I didn't know the hot white girl in the video above living in the suburbs, who had her dog shot was a ghetto rat?
Maybe you should try limiting your violence to actual gang bangers..

Percy @ 4/4/2016 4:36 PM

COOL, didn't even post on this thread, yet I'm mentioned 4 times.
Ah to live rent free in the heads of others......... Priceless.

DR Elliott @ 4/29/2016 10:18 AM

Too many K9s are being killed by armed suspects. This is because we have become too afraid to deal with the problem. Graham v. Conner is still the law of the land and a use of force has to be reasonable. While the use of a K9 is certainly reasonable in these cases, it is not reasonable to sacrifice these brave animals to see if we can fix the problem with a lesser level of force. There is a reason we don't use the Force Continuum anymore. Use force, enough force, reasonable force. And by the way, stop engaging these idiots that get on the forum, it is a waste of time. Pearls before swine...(look it up if you need to).

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