The officer and stabbing suspect involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting on Wednesday have been identified.
Las Vegas Metropolitan police identified the officer as 34-year-old Sgt. Daniella Cino. According to Metro, Cino has been with Metro since Jan. 2007 and is assigned to the Community Policing Division's Southeast Area Command.
The Clark County Coroner identified the suspect as William Fuller. According to the Coroner's Office, the exact cause of Fuller's death was unknown.
Metro Police responded to the stabbing call just after 9:00 p.m. on the 5300 block of East Tropicana Avenue, near Boulder Highway. Callers told police a man, identified as Fuller, was actively stabbing a woman. They said the woman was outside on the ground, Fuller had her pinned down, was stabbing her and it appeared he was trying to kill her, according to police. At 9:15 p.m., a lone sergeant, identified as Cino, arrived at the scene. She saw Fuller on top of the woman, actively stabbing her.
Cino got out of her vehicle, gave several commands to Fuller to get off of the woman, police said. He stood up and got off of the woman. She asked him several times to drop the knife and he refused. He then walked towards Cino, who gave several commands to Fuller to drop the knife. He refused to listen and suddenly charged in her direction, still holding the knife in his hand. She fired two rounds, hitting him and he went to the ground, police said.
Fuller was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead. The woman was also taken to the hospital and was in "stable condition," police said. There were also four children in the home during the incident. Police said they're being cared for.
No officers were injured in this case.
A large police presence responded to the area, near an apartment complex.
This was the fourth officer-involved shooting since Saturday. A knife-wielding suspect was killed during an officer-involved shooting in central Las Vegas on Monday afternoon, according to police. Police shot and killed a man after a 16-hour long standoff in downtown Las Vegas on Saturday afternoon. Later that night, a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a shootout with police in the west valley, police said.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Metro Police's Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
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