Cops: Burglar shot, eliminated throughout east Vegas holdup effort

Police investigated a fatal shooting at an apartment complex near Spencer Street and Tropicana Avenue on August 5, 2015. (Erik Ho/LVMPD)Cops investigated a fatal shooting at an apartment complex near Spencer Street and Tropicana Avenue on August 5, 2015. (Erik Ho/LVMPD).
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -.

A robber was shot and later died at the medical facility after trying to holdup an armed male at an east Las Vegas apartment building, police stated.

Las Vegas Metro cops stated the gotten a call of a shooting at 9:26 p.m. Wednesday in the 5000 block of Spencer Street, near Tropicana Avenue. Lt. Dan McGrath, of City, said the incident occurred at the Newport cove apartment building.

In the event, a male and a woman who live at the complex were approached by several people aiming to rob them, McGrath said. The male citizen pulled out a weapon and shot among the robbers.

McGrath stated the injured burglar was hurried to Sunup Medical facility, where he was noticable dead.

Police did not divulge other injuries in the occurrence.

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