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Officers shoot armed man at home in North Las Vegas

Updated Monday, March 4, 2013 | 4:35 p.m.

Two North Las Vegas Police officers shot a man Sunday after he allegedly fired a handgun at the officers during a confrontation at his home, police officials said.

Police received reports about 7:10 p.m. that Robert Crampton, 52, was trying to hurt himself with a dull machete or sword-type knife in his home in the 5400 block of Winterdale Street, near Ann Road and Valley Drive, from his two roommates, North Las Vegas Police spokeswoman Chrissie Coon said.

The roommates — a 52-year-old woman and a 22-year-old woman — also said he was searching for ammo for his gun, and feared he would hurt them.

Coon said officers evacuated the roommates and attempted to persuade Crampton to leave his home. After he refused, five officers entered the home believing the man may be in need of serious medical attention.

When the officers announced their presence in his hallway, Crampton fired at them, Coon said. Two officers returned fire, striking the man in the lower legs and torso, and hand. Crampton was transported to University Medical Center, where he is in critical condition, Coon said.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Both officers, a five-year veteran and six-year veteran, have been placed on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation, Coon said.

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  1. Suicide by metro....sad

  2. @neiman1
    This is for your own good! LOL

    The guy may have thought they were comming to get his guns and he was standing his ground.

  3. What happened to the days of Mayberry when Sherrif Taylor would show up and talk the guy out of being an idiot and Deputy Barney would cuff him and haul him to jail until he came to his senses and the Sherrif would give him a good lecture on how to be a good citizen .

  4. Kudos to Metro.