LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — After a violent week in the Las Vegas valley, police provided details on a pair of officer-involved shootings Friday afternoon.

On Tuesday morning, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials responded to reports of an intruder with a knife inside a home on the 2000 block of Valley Drive near Rancho Drive in Central Las Vegas.

The incident occurred just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday when 911 dispatchers received a report of a man, later identified as Matthew Tindall, who had broken into a house and attempted to stab the inhabitants. The caller told dispatchers, “He’s going to kill us.”

According to police, Tindall went to the home’s backyard before moving to a neighboring house and trying to stab another victim. When officers confronted him, he dropped the eight-inch kitchen knife with which he was armed. When Tindall bent over to pick it back up, officers fired five rounds at him.

Tindall was taken into custody, where his injuries were tended to by first medical responders.

One victim received superficial stab wounds in the incident, police said, adding that the victim was okay.

LVMPD’s second officer-involved shooting of the week occurred on Wednesday in the 6400 block of Boulder Highway near Russell Road in east Las Vegas.

It was there, just after 4:30 a.m. that police received word of a person with a knife. When officers arrived, they found the man, later identified as Robert Kunhart, walking in the parking lot with a folding knife and a box cutter. Police described his demeanor as “agitated.”

Photo of Robert Kunhart provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Photo of Robert Kunhart provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Police said the responding officers tried to contain Kunhart and apprehend him before Kunhart turned on the officer and walked toward him. The officer fired “less-lethal” options, but according to investigators, Kunhart was “unfazed.”

Body camera video shows Kunhart telling the officers, “Shoot me.” The officers then fired their weapons. Kunhart was taken to an area hospital, where his condition is listed as “stable.”

The two shootings represent the sixth and seventh for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officers in 2024.

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