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Police Shoot, Kill Man Wanted in Attempted Murder

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LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police said a man who was wanted in connection with the attempted murder of an ex-girlfriend last week was shot and killed Friday afternoon.

According to police, officers were responding to a tip about 3 p.m. that the man, who was wanted on a warrant in the attempted murder, was at an apartment complex near Clark High School.

Officers observed the suspect exit an apartment unit and walk towards a vehicle parked on Pennwood Avenue where he joined an adult male and female. When the officers confronted the trio, the suspect opened fire at the officers.

"As they approached that individual, he pulled out a firearm and fired several shots at our officers, officers returned fire striking the wanted suspect," Metro Police Captain Chris Jones said.

The suspect and the second male were struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital where the suspect was pronounced deceased. The female received a superficial injury to a lower extremity and was treated on scene by responding medical personnel and released to Metro officers who are questioning her about the incident.

The second male remains in critical condition.

Kimberly Gonzalez said her sister was inside Clark High School when the shooting happened. She said her sister didn't know what was going on when the school went into lockdown.

"She called me that she was going to be in class and was told something happened here," Gonzalez said."

Metro Police are currently attempting to confirm the identity of these two individuals, and no charges have as yet been filed against them.

The identity of the deceased suspect, and the exact cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office with the investigation ongoing.

Anyone with any information concerning this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the Internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

 

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