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Metro Police investigating officer-involved shooting

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Gregan Wingert

Metro Police Deputy Chief Jim Owens briefs the press at the scene where a police officer opened fire Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2012, on a man swinging a knife inside a Travel Inn on Fremont Street.

Updated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 | 8:22 p.m.

Downtown incident

Metro Police patrolling downtown Las Vegas fired at a man waving a knife after officers initially confronted the man for jaywalking.

The incident happened at 4:47 p.m. when two officers tried to stop a man walking in the street, said Deputy Chief Jim Owens.

Owens said the man ran from police into a Travel Inn on Fremont Street near 21st Street.

Officers pursued the man, who took out a knife and started swinging it at officers when one officer opened fire, he said.

“The officer fired several rounds,” Owens said.

The suspect was taken to University Medical Center to treat his injuries, Owens said.

No other injuries were reported and the investigation is ongoing.

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