Metro Police officer steady after being shot; suspect dead

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Steve Marcus SWAT automobiles are shown on Tompkins Opportunity near the Orleans resort after a Metro Policeman was shot Tuesday, Aug. 1

Updated 1 hour, 16 minutes ago

Officer Shot on Tompkins Avenue Introduce slideshow” A Metro Policeman hit by gunfire in the chest and abdominal area is expected to

recuperate after a shootout between authorities and a suspect who was barricaded in a lorry near Tropicana Avenue and Arville Street, police said. Sgt. Jeff Clark stated the suspect has actually died, although it wasn’t clear if it was because of

cops gunfire or if he took his own life. Metro SWAT officers were called to the scene, which stayed active into the evening, Officers reacted about 4:15 p.m. to a car in front of a business in the 4100

block of West Tompkins Avenue, northeast of Tropicana and Arville, authorities said. They ‘d been dispatched to examine a suspicious vehicle with a male inside potentially being

“passed out” behind the wheel, Clark said. Sometime throughout the interaction with the suspect, shooting emerged, he included. About the officer, Clark said, “I’m extremely pleased to say– and this is to the household if you men are watching– your enjoyed one is OK and ideally will continue to be OK.” Constable Joe Lombardo, speaking after meeting with the hurt officer at UMC, stated he remains in great spirits and with his household. Cops asked commuters to

prevent the area as roads were shut down. At least one ambulance and multiple police car, marked and unmarked, were seen hurrying to the scene.

A helicopter continued to circle the area about 5:30 p.m. Private investigators have gone into standard officer-involved shooting protocol and another upgrade wasn’t expected up until about 8 p.m. This is an establishing story. Check back later on for more.

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