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August 2, 2015

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Officer returns fire, injures robbery suspect who fled

Police shooting

Metro Police on Sunday morning shot a man suspected of robbery after he tried to flee and fired multiple shots at police in downtown Las Vegas.

Police said patrol officers had been investigating a suspicious vehicle around 4:10 a.m. in the 2100 block of Sunrise Avenue, when they recognized one of the two occupants. The person had been suspected of robbery and shooting the victim Dec. 29.

When the officers attempted to take the male and female suspects out of the car, they drove off, police said. Officers chased the vehicle to the 600 block of North 12th St., near Bonanza Road, where the suspects got out and ran in different directions.

The man then fired shots at police, and one officer returned fire, police said. The man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, and the woman was arrested a short time later.

Police are investigating the shooting and robbery. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Police urge anyone with information regarding the shooting to contact Metro Police Homicide at (702) 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

CORRECTION: Headline corrected to say suspect was injured, not killed. | (January 6, 2013)

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