LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police have identified the man shot and wounded by officers Friday evening at an apartment complex near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue.
Terry Rogaczewski, 39, of Las Vegas is facing several charges in connection with the shooting, including attempted murder, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and resisting or obstructing an officer with a weapon.
According to police, two officers went to the complex about 9:20 p.m. after they heard the sound of gunfire. When officers arrived, they found a man trying to get into the passenger side of a car that had crashed into a wall. When officers approached the man, he pointed a gun at them, the police said.
The officers both fired their guns hitting Rogaczewski. He was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.
After an investigation into what led up to the shooting, officers said that he had tried to carjack two different cars Friday night. When he couldn't get into the second car, he fired his gun at the car and driver. The driver of the car crashed into a wall and was able to run from the scene without getting hurt. The driver of the first car was also able to get away without getting injured.
According to police, the responding officers found the suspect when he was trying again to get into the second car.
The officers involved in the shooting are on routine paid administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing.