The Metropolitan Police Department released details on Friday surrounding the use of deadly force that occurred after an officer used a patrol vehicle to strike and kill a man suspected in a fatal stabbing earlier this week.
The man was identified as Dannon Bryant, 43, a Las Vegas resident, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.
Police say Bryant was armed with a large knife with an 8-inch blade.
Had he survived, Bryant would have been charged with murder with a deadly weapon, arson and resisting a public officer with a deadly weapon, police said Friday.
The deadly force incident occurred in the 8800 block of Canyon Rim Way when the knife-wielding man suspected of stabbing a woman to death was struck by a police patrol vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Officer James Burt, 49, was identified Thursday by Metro as the officer involved in the fatality.
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