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FBI Agent, Fugitive Shot During Chase

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities said a fugitive and an FBI agent were wounded by gunfire during a chase that started when a criminal apprehension team tried to make an arrest in Las Vegas.

Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer said the suspect was hospitalized with serious wounds after his arrest about 3 p.m. Tuesday in a neighborhood northeast of downtown Las Vegas.

FBI Agent Patrick Turner said the wounded agent was wearing a protective vest and was treated at the hospital for his injuries and released later in the evening.

FBI agents and Metro police swarmed the neighborhood where the shootout happened just off Desert Rose Golf  Course.

Neither the fugitive nor the agent was immediately identified and neighbors said they heard maybe 15 gunshots.

Residents said the shootout in their neighborhood is a wake up call.

One woman didn't want to give her name, but said she was at home when it all went down. The suspect was on the side of her house trying to climb over a wall.

"I saw legs going over the fence, and I'm thinking that was him when the FBI agent was standing here, I was thinking that was the guy he was after," the anonymous resident said. "I went back inside, in probably 5 seconds gunshots started going off and I stayed on the ground, and I finally called him, I crawled to my office because I didn't want to get up."

Laura Meltzer said a foot chase started on Pleasant Brook Street near Charleston Boulevard and ended in a neighborhood near Star Ridge Way and Alpaca Circle.

The FBI agent, who was shot, is part of a criminal apprehension team made up of Metro Police, Henderson Police, and the FBI.

 

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