UPDATE: Las Vegas police identified the officers involved in Thursday night’s shooting as Detective Christopher Gowens and Officer Joshua Leach.
Gowens, 45, has been with LVMPD since 2014 and is assigned to the Investigative Services Division and Major Violator/Narcotics Crimes Bureau.
Leach, 33, has been with the department since 2020 and is assigned to the East Community Policing Division and the Northeast Area Command.
Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the incident.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police shot and injured a robbery suspect late Thursday evening, according to a release from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
LVMPD officials said at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, detectives were surveilling a robbery suspect near the intersection of Valley View and Flamingo Road in Las Vegas. When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, he pulled a gun, forcing officers to shoot him, LVMPD officials said in a video.
The suspect was taken to an area hospital, where he is listed as in stable condition. No one else was injured in the incident, police said.
Police have not released the suspect’s identity or the officer or officers involved in the shooting. More information on the incident is expected to be released in the next three days.
The incident represents the department’s second officer-involved shooting of 2023, according to police officials.