Police shoot man accused of fatally stabbing woman
Police shot a man accused of stabbing and killing a woman on Sunday last nightPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nathan Benson, the man who is accused of stabbing and killing a woman on April 28, is in the hospital after being shot by Las Vegas police.
According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, police were patrolling the area near Rainbow Boulevard and Alta Drive after receiving information that Benson had been seen.
They saw 27-year-old Benson walking down a street. When confronted, he pulled a knife and came at police officers.
Two officers opened fire and shot Benson after he refused orders to put down the knife.
He was transported to University Medical Center in unknown condition.
The shooting happened between 9 and 10 p.m.
The two officers that fired at Benson will be placed on administrative leave per department policy while the shooting is investigated.
Benson is accused of killing 44-year-old Shanna Ralston early Sunday morning.