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FBI agent shot while trying to serve warrant

Updated Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 | 5:07 p.m.

Agent shot

An FBI agent was taken Tuesday afternoon to University Medical Center with injuries suffered while attempting to serve a warrant on a fugitive in the eastern valley, the agency said. The suspect also was shot.

The agent's injuries were not thought to be life-threatening, said Bridget Pappas, public affairs specialist for the FBI office in Las Vegas.

The shootings occurred about 3 p.m. as a criminal apprehension team with members from the FBI, Metro Police and Henderson Police were serving the warrant in an area east of Charleston and Nellis boulevards. As the officers approached the subject, a chase ensued and shots fired, Pappas said.

Pappas would not comment further about the suspect.

Police continued to cordon off an area near Starridge Way and Eastbrook Drive.

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  1. Charleston & Nellis...

    in the baddest part o' town.
    Hope the agent makes a quick recovery.

  2. Yeah! More guns...that's the answer! Oh wait, The FBI agent and attendant team WAS armed, knew they were dealing with a suspect, and had FAR more training then the John Wayne wannabes out there and it STILL went bad. Get a clue gun nuts.

  3. Best wishes to the Agent and all involved. Many simply don't realize what it takes to do the job.