On March 31, 2016 members of the Las Vegas Nevada metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to the area of 9800 Fast Elk for reports of a man brandishing a gun and firing the weapon in the neighborhood.
When Officers arrived they developed a plan to take the man in to custody that involved deploying a K-9 unit. K-9 Nicky was killed by the suspect during the mans capture.
A man and a woman were found dead in a home nearby after officers deployed the K-9 to take down the armed suspect. Officers told News 3 that Nicky the K-9 was killed during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. That suspect was shot and wounded and taken to UMC Trauma for treatment.
4 officers involved, but not injured.
It was In February, K-9 Nicky was attacked by a violent suspect with a machete. He was stabbed several times in the face but recovered quickly from his injuries. He was happy and ready to get back to work as we reported.
It was with a heavy heart that the LVMPD reported his passing today.
It is with heavy hearts this afternoon that we inform everyone about the loss of a valuable member of the LVMPD crime-fighting team. Just two months after surviving a brutal stabbing, police dog Nicky was fatally shot while attempting to subdue a murder suspect.. Not to be lost in this story, is the fact that two people were senselessly murdered at the scene. Speaking to local media, neighbors credit police action for preventing further individuals from being harmed. Additional details will be forthcoming via the LVMPD Twitter feed