LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Two people are in custody following a police chase that ended with a crash at Lake Mead Boulevard and Pecos Road Thursday morning. The intersection was partially closed for more than three hours while police investigated.
According to Metro Police, officers were attempting to make a second stop on the suspects when they fled.
The incident started Wednesday night more than a mile away. Police say the two suspects stole a car at gunpoint from a man at a gas station around 8 p.m. Police spotted the stolen vehicle a few hours later and attempted to make a stop but the suspects fled. Police did not pursue the vehicle at that time.
“We have to take into account the crime we have and if these people pose a danger to the community,” said Larry Hadfield, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
The vehicle was spotted again on Friday morning around 8:30 being driven erratically. Police attempted another stop and the suspects fled. This time police chased the suspects. The car ended up crashing near Lake Mead and Pecos.