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K9 Nicky | Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

K9 Nicky

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Breed: Not available

Age: Not available

Gender: M

Tour: Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 3/31/2016

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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K9 Nicky was shot and killed in the 9800 block of Fast Elk Street while attempting an apprehension of an armed subject.

Officers had responded to the area for reports that the subject had been firing shots. Nicky was deployed as officers attempted to take the subject into custody. The man opened fire, forcing officer to return fire as K9 Nicky bit the subject. One round struck Nicky, killing him.

It was later determined that the man had murdered two of his mother's neighbors who had come to her assistance as he fought with her. The subject later died of the gunshot wounds received by officers.

Nicky had just returned to duty after recovering from wounds inflicted by a machete during a previous apprehension in February 2015.

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RIP, our noble K9 Officer Nicky

Det. Carlos Selvi
Balto. Co. P.D.
June 3, 2016

 

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