Las Vegas police involved in shooting on Las Vegas Boulevard, suspect critically injured

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A suspect is hospitalized after being shot by Las Vegas Metro police Wednesday night in the southern part of the valley near Town Square mall.

The shooting happened around 10:42 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, near Sunset Road, closing roads in the area until just before 5 a.m. Thursday.

According to Metro Captain Carlos Hank, officers who were in that area were summoned by a woman who needed assistance.

“While the officers were speaking with the female, a subject exited a vehicle that was nearby and started firing on the officers. The officers returned fire and the suspect fled on foot into a local desert area,” Hank said.

The officers were able to take the suspect into custody. No one else was injured.

“The suspect was then transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition,” he said.

This marks Metro’s third officer-involved shooting in 2022.

Hank said there will be a news briefing on the shooting within 72 hours to release more details. Any officer involved in a shooting is put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the shooting.

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