UPDATE: Officers have taken 3 people into custody after a lengthy standoff in northeast Las Vegas.
ORIGINAL STORY: A standoff is currently underway in the area of Carey Avenue and Mount Hood Street. Las Vegas police have surrounded a suspect from a wild overnight car chase.
Police have said that SWAT and negotiators are currently working on deescalating the situation because they believe the suspect may be armed.
UPDATE: @LVMPD say suspect shot at a couple of people around Noon Tuesday. Suspect vehicle then led them on a chase earlier this morning. Driver accused of crashing into a limo. Some injuries reported, but not serious. SWAT now working to deescalate situation. @8NewsNow #8NN.— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) October 17, 2018
This all began yesterday around noon when the suspect allegedly shot several people. Officers spotted the suspect’s car overnight and attempted to pull the driver over, that is when the pursuit began. The suspect took police around the Las Vegas valley before stopping his vehicle in the northeast neighborhood and running into a residence.
Police presence has grown by over a dozen more units saturating Toiyabe St. & Rocky Mountain Ave. Search continues for pursuit suspect believed to be involved in a shooting from Tuesday. LIVE updates on @8NewsNow Good Day #8NN pic.twitter.com/5RQpqBf2xK— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) October 17, 2018
BREAKING UPDATE: @LVMPD say SWAT units are being sent to NE neighborhood of Toiyabe St. & Bluehill Ave. as they search for a pursuit suspect believed to be tied with a Tuesday shooting. Some homes are being evacuated. No number given. LIVE on @8NewsNow #8NN.— Hector Mejia (@hectormejianews) October 17, 2018
Police have since surrounded that residence and are trying to come to a peaceful conclusion. They’ve also asked for people in that area to evacuate but many have chosen to take shelter in their homes.