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November 20, 2017

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Suspect ID’d in Saturday shooting by Metro officers

The identity of the man who was shot Saturday by Metro Police after allegedly trying to steal two cars and pointing his gun at police was released on Monday.

Las Vegas resident Terry Rogaczewski, 39, was arrested on counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, discharge of a firearm, resisting an officer with a weapon, two counts of attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Police said two officers were investigating a report of gunshots at Town & Country Manor III apartments around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday. They arrived to find Rogaczewski trying to break into a car against a brick wall.

Preliminary investigation indicated that prior to their arrival, Rogaczewski had allegedly attempted to steal two cars.

Rogaczewski allegedly pointed his gun at the first car that entered the apartment complex, but the driver was able to escape unharmed. When another car entered the complex, Rogaczewski allegedly fired his gun at it. The driver crashed his car into the wall, and then escaped uninjured.

Police said Rogaczewski pointed his gun at the officers when they tried to speak with him. The officers then shot Rogaczewski.

He was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition.

Saturday’s incident was the third officer-involved shooting of last week for Metro Police. Officers fatally shot a suspect Oct. 29 while investigating a shooting outside a central valley Ross Dress for Less store. On Friday, they fatally shot a man who was being evicted from his apartment after he grabbed a hostage and threatened her with a knife.

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