Three Las Vegas police officers were called to an apartment over shots fired in the area. When they arrived they found the window of a second-story apartment shot out and the door open. The entered the darkened apartment and were met with shotgun and assault rifle fire from two men inside. Two officers, along with a security guard waiting outside on the landing, were shot, and all three officers returned fire as they fled the apartment. Jose Vallejo surrendered to police, but Francisco Benitez is believed to have killed himself after the gunbattle.

ID: 465

Victms Name: Francisco Benitez
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Race: Hispanic/Latino

City: Las Vegas
County: Clark
State: NV
Zip Code: 89119
Country: United States of America

Agency: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Three Las Vegas police officers were called to an apartment over shots fired in the area. When they arrived they found the window of a second-story apartment shot out and the door open. The entered the darkened apartment and were met with shotgun and assault rifle fire from two men inside. Two officers, along with a security guard waiting outside on the landing, were shot, and all three officers returned fire as they fled the apartment. Jose Vallejo surrendered to police, but Francisco Benitez is believed to have killed himself after the gunbattle.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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