SUSPECT SHOT BY POLICE AFTER ATTEMPTED CARJACKING

On Saturday, November 3, 2012 at approximately 9:22 p.m. two officers were in the area of the 5300 block of Boulder Highway when they heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from an apartment complex near their location. The officers responded to the complex and arrived through the main entrance. The officers immediately observed a vehicle which was stationary against a brick wall and a male subject who appeared to be attempting to gain entry into the passenger side of the
vehicle.

As the officers attempted to talk with this subject, he turned towards the officers and pointed a gun at them. The officers both then fired their weapons striking the suspect. The man was taken into custody and medical personnel were summoned.
The suspect was transported to University Medical Center Trauma and treated. No officers were injured. A preliminary investigation determined just prior to the officers’ arrival, a citizen had driven through the main entrance to the complex and encountered the suspect who reportedly pointed a gun and attempted to take the citizen’s car. The citizen was able to drive away unharmed. Another citizen then drove into the complex and also encountered the suspect. The suspect reportedly fired shots at this victim’s vehicle. While the suspect continued to fire shots at the vehicle, the victim tried to flee the area but hit the wall surrounding the property. This victim was able to get out of the vehicle and flee the area on foot and was not injured.

The suspect has been identified as 39 year-old Terry Rogaczewski of Las Vegas.  Rogaczewski has been arrested and booked in absentia for the following charges:

Attempt murder with a deadly weapon,
2 counts of attempt robbery with a deadly weapon,
3 counts of assault with a deadly weapon,

Discharge of a firearm at or in an edifice and, Resisting/obstructing an officer with weapon. The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. The identity of the officers involved in this incident, who have been placed on routine paid administrative leave, will be released after 48 hours. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD  Homicide Section at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by  phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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