WATCH: Body Cam Footage Shows Man Choking His Wife
In this photo, police tape blocks an entrance to the Mandalay Bay Resort & Caisno on Oct. 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Getty Images / David Becker

Las Vegas police shared a disturbing body cam footage in which an armed suspect was killed after he was found choking his wife in front of their daughter, Daily Mail reported.

Clark County Assistant Sheriff Tom Roberts, in a press conference Tuesday, described the events that led to the death of 41-year-old Phillip Pitts on Saturday evening, according to the report. The incident occurred Saturday at 5:34 pm local time (8:40 pm EST) when police got a report about a man strangling his wife outside Field Zone convenience store.

The footage released Tuesday showed Pitts and his wife grappling with a handgun, according to reports. The officials said the couple’s 10-year-old daughter witnessed the incident but was taken to safety before the shooting started.

In the video, the first responding officer on scene can be heard repeatedly pleading with Pitts to put the gun down. “Sir, get on the ground! Put the gun down! Sir, put the gun down!”

A short while later, Officer David Nesheiwat, an 11-year veteran, arrived as backup and opened fire from his service weapon.

Authorities said Pitts, who had an SCCY CPX-1 9mm loaded with eight bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber, pointed the gun at his wife's stomach during the altercation, Daily Mail reported.

Reports stated Nesheiwat first fired two rounds, one of which went through Pitt’s arm and struck his wife in the stomach. However, even after getting shot, Pitts kept pointing his handgun at his wife, which led to Nesheiwat firing two more rounds. Pitt was taken to the hospital as a result of the shooting but did not survive the bullet wounds.

His wife, who was wounded during the confrontation, was also taken to University Medical Centre, Las Vegas, where she underwent surgery and is in a non life-threatening condition, the Mirror reported.

According to the officials, Pitts had no criminal history in Las Vegas, but had multiple arrests, mostly on misdemeanor charges, in Hawaii between 1996 and 2007. Daily Mail reported Nesheiwat was placed on paid administrative leave in the wake of Saturday’s shooting, which is a standard procedure under the department’s policy.