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November 28, 2015

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Officer shoots bank robbery suspect after chase through homes, police say

Officer-involved shooting

Bank robbery

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A Metro Police officer shot and injured a suspect in an armed bank robbery Saturday after a chase over walls and through homes in a southwest Las Vegas neighborhood, police said.

Police received a call around 12:50 p.m. about an armed man attempting to rob a U.S. Bank in the 2200 block of South Rainbow Boulevard. A police helicopter tracked the man to a parking lot in the 700 block of Sahara Boulevard, where he fled in a car, police said.

Officers on the ground chased the man into a nearby neighborhood near Sahara Boulevard and Buffalo Drive, where he abandoned his car and ran. The man jumped over a wall and broke into a home, where he fired at least one shot but did not hit anyone, police said.

He then fled from the home, jumped over a second wall and broke into another home. This time, the homeowner retrieved a weapon and shot at the man, police said. Police do not know whether the homeowner struck the man.

Police cornered the suspect in the home’s backyard, where he aimed a gun at officers, police said. An officer then fired several shots, striking the man.

The man was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. No one else was injured.

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