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Two dead, 2 critically hurt in double home invasion

LAS VEGAS-- Metro Police released new details about two home invasions that lead to two shootings that left two men dead and two woman critically hurt Tuesday morning.

According to police, a freeway service provider saw a man and a woman trying to get into a Nissan Altima, which was on the side of the road at U.S. 95 and Tropicana Avenue at around 6:30 a.m.

The service provider stopped to help them, because he thought their car had broken down. Instead, a man with a gun confronted him and demanded he take them to the 3900 block of Autumn Street, which is near Tropicana Avenue and Sandhill Road. The service provider did.

When they got to the address, the suspects got out of the service provider’s van and took his cell phone. At this point, the service provider was able to leave the area.

The suspects then forced their way into the home on Autumn Street. Police are not sure why this home was targeted. A man inside the home was shot by one of the suspects. A woman inside the home was stabbed. Another female in the home suffered minor injuries.

At this point, police were alerted to a situation in the area. As police were arriving, the suspects left the Autumn Street home and forced their way into a second home just a block away in the 3900 block of Almondwood Drive.

As officers were surrounding that home, the male suspect came out of the house, holding the female suspect in a way that made police believe she was a hostage. The male and female then ran.

The male suspect was able to get away, but the female was taken into custody by officers.

A man inside the second home came out to report that the male suspect had shot his girlfriend.

Police say the male suspect was able to make his way back into the house. He then came out of the second home holding the woman, who had been shot earlier, hostage.

"The female fell to the ground and one of the officers shot the subject. He died on scene," Metro Captain Matt McCarthy said.

The woman who was stabbed in the first home invasion is in critical condition. The woman who was shot in the second home invasion is also in critical condition.

"It makes me feel terrible because I've always felt so safe in this neighborhood because we've been here about 25 years," said Juanita Thomas, a neighbor.