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November 20, 2014

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Underwear-clad intruder, officers who shot him identified

Police standoff

The underwear-clad intruder shot and killed by two Metro Police SWAT officers has been identified as 35-year-old Southaly Ketmany.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, when a homeowner discovered Ketmany sitting in his underwear watching TV in the homeowner's house. When Metro Police responded to the home in the 9000 block of Crystal Rock Circle, near Gillespie Street and Pebble Road, Ketmany was armed with a butcher’s knife and hammer, police said.

After two-and-a-half hours of failed negotiations, Metro’s SWAT Unit attempted to take Ketmany into custody, according to Metro. SWAT officers entered in the back and front door. Officers in the back part of the house struck him with “low-lethal” weapons, including low-impact rounds and a Taser, and released a police dog, but Ketmany resisted, police said.

Ketmany then approached the officers in the front of the house, police said. Officers Jay James and Douglas Ericsson then shot him, according to Metro.

Ketmany was transported to University Medical Center Trauma, where he died. His cause of death is still pending, Clark County Coroner’s Office officials said.

James and Ericsson have been placed on routine paid administrative leave while police review the shooting, according to Metro. James, 40, has been employed with Metro Police since 2000, while Ericsson, 42, has worked in the department since 1995.

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