The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police has confirmed that K9 Nicky was killed in the line of duty Thursday. Nicky was shot during a confrontation at a home on the far northwestern part of the city at about noon local time. The suspect involved in the incident on the 9800 block of Fast Elk Street was also shot.
In February, a machete-wielding attacker nearly killed Nicky. After surgery, dozens of stitches to his face, and a few weeks of recovery, Nicky returned to active duty with his partner on March 10.