Police officer who exchanged gunfire with man in east valley neighborhood identified, suspect at large

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are looking for a suspect who they say fired shots at officers early Monday morning in an east Las Vegas neighborhood.

The shooting happened at Villa Knolls North Drive, off Tropicana Avenue near Pecos Road shortly after 3 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, they were unable to find a suspect or victim.

During the investigation, officers located a person with a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) against them, which they say, had not been served.

While serving the TPO, an unidentified white man approached and fired several rounds at officers. One of the officers, later identified as Officer Curtis Paul, returned fire and that led to a foot chase. During the chase, the suspect fired at officers again, and Officer Paul returned fire, took cover and lost sight of the suspect.

There were no reported injuries during this incident, according to LVMPD.

Police set up a perimeter to search for the suspect. Officials are urging anyone who sees a suspicious person in the area to call 9-1-1.

This is an ongoing investigation, and anyone with any information about this incident is urged to
contact the LVMPD Force Investigation Team at (702) 828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact
Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, or visit their website.

This is the 16th officer involved shooting of 2020. Officer Paul is 27-years-old and has been employed with the LVMPD since 2017. He has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.

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