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Man sought in attempted murder is shot dead by police officers

Updated Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 | 6:25 p.m.

Suspect shot dead

Metro Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the central valley today that killed a man wanted in an attempted murder case.

Around 3 p.m., police were alerted to the whereabouts of a man suspected of shooting his girlfriend in the face at close range earlier this week, Metro Capt. Chris Jones said. Officers observed the suspect, estimated to be about 35 years old, exiting an apartment in the 4200 block of Pennwood Avenue, near Arville Street and Clark High School. He then walked toward a vehicle parked on Pennwood where he joined an adult man and woman.

Police say that when officers confronted the trio, the suspect pulled a gun and fired several shots at the officers. Two officers returned fire, hitting the suspect and second male. Both were taken to a local hospital where the suspect was pronounced dead. The woman suffered a nonlife-threatening gunshot wound and was treated at the scene. She was then questioned by police. The second man remains in critical condition.

A Clark County School District official confirmed Clark High School was placed on lockdown for about a half an hour after the shootings. Most students already had left school for the day but an estimated 50 to 100 students had remained for afterschool activities. They were kept from leaving until about 4:10 p.m., when the lockdown was lifted.

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