Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 5:40 p.m.
Updated Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 12:29 p.m.
The Metro Police officer who shot and wounded a suspect Monday afternoon has been identified.
Officer Garrett Escartin, 26, shot Julio Estrada-Lopez near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. 95 after Estrada-Lopez pointed his gun at police, Metro said this afternoon.
Escartin, who is assigned to Metro’s northeast sector, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a review of the shooting, per department policy. He has been with Metro since September 2006.
Police said Estrada-Lopez had tried to rob two people in a nearby neighborhood and threatened a third person with his gun before police encountered and shot him.
Officer Jesse Roybal, a Metro spokesman, said early this evening he could not release information about Estrada-Lopez's condition or whether he was out of the hospital and in jail.
Prosecutors charged Estrada-Lopez with 10 criminal counts from the incident Monday, including two counts of burglary while in possession of a gun, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted grand larceny of an auto.