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One person shot by police after shooting at apartment, car pursuit

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Steve Marcus

A Metro Police mobile command center is shown at the scene of an officer-involved-shooting near Pecos and Alexander roads August 3 , 2014.

Updated Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 | 3:21 p.m.

Police Shooting After Pursuit

Neighbors watch as Metro Police investigate an officer-involved-shooting near Pecos and Alexander roads August 3 , 2014. Launch slideshow »
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Metro Police officers hold down police tape so a MedicWest ambulance can leave the scene of police and SWAT activity near Pecos and Alexander roads.

Update: Metro police have identified 24-year-old DeAnthony Brown and 23-year-old Kevin Lay Jr. as suspects in Sunday morning's incident, according to a report released Monday.

A suspect was shot and injured by a Metro Police officer after an incident in a northeast valley neighborhood this morning.

Around 10 a.m., police received reports that someone had been shot at an apartment in the 4800 block of Cleopatra Avenue, near Nellis Boulevard and Cheyenne Avenue, Capt. Matt McCarthy said.

The victim was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be nonlife-threatening injuries.

Police spotted a red Mustang in the area, which was believed to be occupied by the two suspects. The car refused to stop for officers.

Police were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the area of Trout Lake Avenue, near Pecos and Gowan roads, after rainy weather in the area caused the getaway car to slide out of control, aiding in a police maneuver, McCarthy said.

One of the suspects got out of the car and appeared to reach for a gun, prompting an officer to open fire. He was taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, McCarthy said.

The passenger of the car fled the scene and barricaded himself inside an unoccupied residence on nearby Clear Lake Court, McCarthy said.

Metro Police SWAT teams were called and helped bring the suspect into custody.

A handgun was recovered at the scene, but it is unclear whether or not it belonged to the suspects.

The Metro Police Gang Crimes Bureau is now investigating this possibly gang-related incident, McCarthy said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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