Authorities: Suspect who shot Metro officer then killed self was tracked via stolen phone

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Steve Marcus SWAT lorries are shown on Tompkins Avenue near the Orleans resort after a Metro Police officer was shot Tuesday, Aug. 1

Updated Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017|10:15 p.m.

Officer Shot on Tompkins Opportunity Release slideshow” Prior to turning the gun on himself, a suspect exchanged

shooting with Metro Law enforcement officer investigating a report of a taken phone Tuesday afternoon, shooting one officer in the chest and abdomen, and hardly missing out on the other, whose gun belt deflected a round, authorities said. The injured officer, who returned fire, striking the suspect,

was hurried to University Medical Center by a showing up Metro sergeant who filled him into his car, McMahill stated. He is expected to survive. The suspect, who hours later was only referred to as a Hispanic male, was struck a minimum of as soon as by authorities shooting but later on shot himself while he was barricaded inside a pickup truck, Capt. Kelly McMahill stated. Reports of shooting sent medics and police in marked and unmarked lorries crediting the 4100 block of West Tompkins Avenue, northeast of Tropicana Opportunity and Arville Street, about 4:15 p.m., McMahill said. Roads in the location were shut down and an authorities helicopter circled as the disorderly scene unfolded.”I got to watch some of the body worn cam(footage) from this event tonight, and as I stand prior to you

today, I can inform you that we are incredibly lucky, “said McMahill at the tail end of a late Tuesday instruction near the shooting scene.”And I feel extremely blessed that our officers are able to go home tonight and be with their families.”It started with a report of a stolen phone. A”savvy”victim whose car was broken into on Sunday called police Tuesday afternoon to report that a person of his stolen

phones’GPS sent out a ping from a pickup, McMahill stated. 2 officers were dispatched to investigate and invested a number of minutes speaking with the suspect, who suddenly attempted to start the truck to drive away, McMahill said.

That’s when the officers started buying him to stop and leave the lorry.”With no warning, “the suspect took out a semi-automatic handgun and started shooting at the officers, McMahill stated. The officers retreated and the incident

was rapidly deemed a barricade, so SWAT officers were asked for, McMahill stated. At some time an officer was caught in a possible

line of fire, however securely left harm’s way. It wasn’t instantly clear how long the barrier lasted, however at some point, the suspect killed himself. It wasn’t until about 7 p.m. that private investigators identified the second officer had been hit on his weapon belt, McMahill said. About the injured officer soon after the shooting, Sgt. Jeff Clark stated,

“I’m really delighted to state– and this is to the family if you guys are enjoying– your enjoyed one is OK and hopefully will continue to be OKAY. “Constable Joe Lombardo, speaking after meeting with the hurt officer at UMC, said he remained in excellent spirits and with his family. Further information on the event are expected within the next 72 hours. Southern Nevada firms, such as the FBI’s local workplace and the Nevada Highway Patrol, sent tweets wishing the officer a quick recovery. This was the 15th Metro-involved shooting examined up until now this year, compared to six throughout the same period last

year.

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