LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman was shot after a car chase led to an officer-involved shooting near the Galleria at Sunset Mall, police said.
On Wednesday evening, Metro officers attempted to stop a stolen vehicle near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road, police said. The attempt was unsuccessful and officers pursued the vehicle until it crashed into another vehicle near West Sunset Road and North Stephanie Street.
According to police, the two people who were in the car that the suspects crashed into were injured.
Police said that vehicle was stolen earlier in the day and was used in the robbery.
The suspect then ran from the vehicle while holding a gun. She then turned toward the officers while holding the gun and officers opened fire, hitting her, according to police.
The suspect was taken to Sunrise Hospital and where she is now in critical condition, police said.
No officers were injured, sources said. The intersection at Sunset and Stephanie remained closed until around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. This was the first officer-involved shooting of 2023.