LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A suspect was taken into custody by SWAT after an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday morning at a local bank near Spring Mountain Road and Rainbow Boulevard. The incident is currently under investigation, according to Police.
Captain Nichole Splinter of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department provided preliminary details on the second officer-involved shooting of the year.
Metro police confirmed they responded to shooting in progress call at 9:15 a.m. at a local bank near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Spring Mountain Road.
Officers arrived at the scene and located a female with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma and is in stable condition.
Witnesses at the scene directed officers to the suspect who took off running. One officer fired several shots at the suspect who kept running and then barricaded himself in the business parking lot.
The area was contained and the public notified to avoid the area.
SWAT was notified of the incident and called to the scene. SWAT negotiated with the suspect for approximately 90 minutes before taking the suspect into custody.
“New facts will come in throughout the day. Within 72 hours, the Sheriff or his designate will have a press conference and release additional information as well as body camera footage we may have,” said Captain Nichole Splinter, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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Captain Steve Connell of the Spring Valley Area Command with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department gave an initial brief Wednesday morning to alert the public to avoid the area during the active scene investigation.
Officers learned there was a victim that sustained gunshot wounds. They were transported to a nearby hospital and reported in stable condition.
Police engaged the suspect in a foot pursuit in the area. Just north of the Spring Mountain and Rainbow Boulevard location, an officer fired a shot at the suspect and it is unknown if they hit the suspect.
8 News NOW Reporter, Joe Moeller was on the scene giving live updates on our Facebook page.
A suspect is said to be barricaded in the area of Rainbow Blvd. and Spring Mountain which has been blocked-off between Desert Inn and Spring Mountain Rd. Officers are trying
Police are asking drivers to avoid this area.
This is a developing story, 8NN will be updating as details become available.