(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–A Metro Police report released Tuesday says an officer fired his weapon four times when robbery suspect Julio Estrada-Lopez pointed a weapon at officers on an on-ramp to the 95 freeway at Charleston Blvd. Monday.
That report says the 40-year old Estrada-Lopez made the sign of the cross with his free hand as he pointed the weapon at officers. The report says he also pointed his gun at officers when they first encountered early as he looked into the window and tried the locked door of a home.
A man who police say attempted to rob two different people.
Police responded to a call from a homeowner on Suzy Court, claiming a man was attempting to steal his car. According to Metro, the homeowner attempted to confront the man, but the suspect took out a gun and attempted to rob the homeowner. The robber was unsuccessful. The suspect then ran across the street and tried to rob another citizen, but again was unsuccessful.
The suspect tried to flee the area, but police had already been called. According to Metro, officers chased the suspect, when he again pointed his gun at another citizen and at an officer. The officer took cover.
Police continued to follow the suspect, who jumped a wall onto the 95N on ramp. That’s when another officer confronted the suspect.
“The suspect then lifted the firearm, pointed it at the officer. The officer perceived a threat, engaged the individual in gunfire. The individual fell to the ground and dropped the gun. Medical was immediately summoned. He was then transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for his injuries,” stated Metro Captain Csaba Maczala.
Metro has not said how many officers discharged their weapon. They have also not said where the suspect was shot or given his condition.