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Officers Shoot Man in Northeast Las Vegas

Neighbors are speaking out after Metro Police shoot a man in a neighborhood near Nellis and Gowan. That man is now in critical condition.

According to an eyewitness, police arrived to the Kensington Mobile Home Park at 8 p.m.  Friday night. Police were responding to a call about a man with a gun when Ernest Gibbs was coming out of his friend's trailer. He had a bowie knife and when police came in contact with him, things turned for the worst.

"As he was coming out, officers instructed him to get down. The suspect at that time chose not to listen," said an eyewitness.

Police say Gibbs pulled a large object from underneath his shirt. Officers thought it was a gun and fired their weapons. A neighbor says two police officers were involved in the shooting, both are on paid administrative leave.

Gibbs was shot in the stomach area. He was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. He was booked in absentia for assault with a deadly weapon and felony resisting arrest.