LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A SWAT officer connected to the shooting that left a double homicide suspect dead was also involved in the raid on Stephen Paddock’s hotel room during the 1 October shooting.
Las Vegas police began investigating a double homicide near Flamingo Road and Tenaya way on November 6. The following day, the suspect was fatally shot by SWAT officers.
Police say the suspect fought off police dogs and pointed a firearm in the direction of SWAT officers before he was shot.
According to a press briefing by Las Vegas police on November 9, 43-year-old Levi Hancock was part of the SWAT team that took down the double homicide suspect.
Hancock has been employed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since 2001. He was also part of the SWAT team that stormed the hotel room of Stephen Paddock during the mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip.
.@LVMPD body cam video show officer involved shooting killing double murder suspect – one of the SWAT officers, Levi Hancock was also part of the team that stormed Stephen Paddock’s hotel room on 1 October @KTNV pic.twitter.com/pFZry33cCx
— Tom George (@TheTomGeorge) November 9, 2017
32-year-old Officer Kai Hoskins was also named as one of the officers involved the shooting of the double homicide suspect. Both have been placed on paid administrative leave as officials review the case.