Las Vegas: update Metro officer shoots wife and child

Henderson Police spokesman Keith Paul said a 911 dispatchers received a call around 8:20am from a man who told them he had just killed his wife and son and he was going to set his house on fire. Paul said Boulder City Police officers arrived within moments of the 911 call to a burning house in the 1300 block of Esther Drive. There, a man armed with a handgun stepped outside the front door of the house. He ignored officers’ commands to put down the gun, and re-entered the burning home. Shortly afterwards, Paul said, police believe is when he shot himself.

He also said he would shoot any police officer who tried to stop him, Paul said.

Neighbors told 8 News Now that the streets surrounding the house have been evacuated and blocked off. Some people who are still in their houses aren’t being allowed to leave as police officers investigate, the neighbors said.

Metro Sheriff Doug Gillespie is scheduled to brief the media at 2:30 p.m. today at LVMPD Headquarters about the homicide investigation in Boulder City.We have received numerous requests for information concerning LVMPD Lt. Hans Walters and his wife, former LVMPD Officer Michelle Walters, who were involved in the incident Monday January 21, 2013 in Boulder City Nevada. Hans Walters was 52 years of age, and had been employed by LVMPD since September, 1991. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January, 1998 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January, 2010. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, Enterprise Area Command. Michelle Walters was 46 years of age, and was employed by LVMPD from January, 1991 until August, 2004. Michelle Walters was assigned to the Patrol Division before voluntarily leaving the agency. Photographs of Hans and Michelle Walters accompany this release. Please be reminded this incident is being investigated by the Henderson Police Department. All inquiries concerning this investigation must be directed to that agency.

We have received numerous requests for information concerning LVMPD Lt. Hans Walters and his wife, former LVMPD Officer Michelle Walters, who were involved in the incident Monday January 21, 2013 in Boulder City Nevada. Hans Walters was 52 years of age, and had been employed by LVMPD since
September, 1991. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in January, 1998 and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in January, 2010. He was assigned to the Patrol Division, Enterprise Area Command.
Michelle Walters was 46 years of age, and was employed by LVMPD from January, 1991 until August, 2004. Michelle Walters was assigned to the Patrol Division before voluntarily leaving the agency. Photographs of Hans and Michelle Walters accompany this release. Please be reminded this incident is being investigated by the Henderson Police Department. All inquiries concerning this investigation must be directed to that agency.

 

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