Las Vegas: Armed bank robber shot by officer

Las Vegas: Armed bank robber shot by officer

Suspect Entered Two Occupied Homes As He Fled Police On February 2, 2013, at approximately 12:50 p.m. the LVMPD Dispatch Center was advised an armed robbery had occurred at the U.S. Bank located in the 2200 block of South Rainbow Boulevard. The suspect, who reportedly entered the bank with two handguns, fled the area in a vehicle.

A short time later patrol officers, assisted by the LVMPD Air Unit, located the suspect vehicle in a business parking lot in the 7800 block of West Sahara Avenue.
When officers attempted to take the suspect into custody he fled the area in the vehicle, striking several other vehicles including an LVMPD patrol car. Officers pursued the suspect, who abandoned his vehicle a short distance away
and fled into a residential neighborhood on foot. As the suspect attempted to elude pursuing officers he forcibly entered an occupied residence, firing at least one shot before fleeing that residence on foot. No one was injured by the suspects’ gunfire. The suspect continued his attempt to escape and entered another nearby residence which was occupied by a man, his wife, and two juveniles. The homeowner of the second residence retrieved a handgun and fired at least one round at the armed intruder. It is currently unknown if the suspect was injured in this encounter, and there were no injuries to the occupants of the residence. As the suspect fled again into the backyard of the second residence he
encountered LVMPD Patrol Officers. The suspect pointed his weapon at one of the officers who fired multiple rounds from a handgun, striking and disabling the suspect. The suspect, a white male adult approximately 40 years of age, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The officer was uninjured.

The identity of the officer involved in this incident, who has been placed on routine paid administrative leave, will be released after 48 hours. This is the second shooting which has occurred this year involving an LVMPD Officer.
The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone with any information concerning this event should contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on the internet at
www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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