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Police officer shot, suspect killed in North Las Vegas

Updated Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 | 8:24 a.m.

A man is dead and a police officer is in the hospital after a foot chase turned into a shootout late Tuesday in North Las Vegas.

Just before 11 p.m., two North Las Vegas Police officers attempted to stop a white sedan on West Carey Road on an unspecified traffic violation, authorities said.

The driver refused to stop and led police to a home in the 700 block of Miller Avenue, where the car pulled into the driveway, police said. The male driver got out and fled on foot, police said.

The officers chased him to a desert lot north of Carey, where the man shot at the officers, hitting one multiple times in the lower extremities, police said. Both officers returned fire, killing the man, police said.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The injured officer was taken to University Medical Center, where he was in stable condition.‚Äč The other officer was not hurt.

The injured officer is 30 years old and is a seven-year veteran of the department, police said. The other officer is 33 years old and an eight-year veteran.

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, and their names will be released within 48 hours.

The shooting was the fourth officer-involved-shooting in North Las Vegas this year.

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