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Officer Involved Shooting In Northeast Valley

Traffic Stop Leads To Gunfire; Suspect In Custody

( Las Vegas, NV ) – No one was injured by gunfire in the city’s latest officer involved shooting.

Police say the incident in the northeast valley started as a traffic stop in the area of Lake Mead and Walnut around 10 Thursday night but turned into a chase after a suspect opened fire.

Police reportedly followed the driver to near Carey and Lamont where Metro Spokesman Jose Hernandez says there was another confrontation with the suspect, a foot chase and then the deployment of a K-9 unit.

The police dog cornered the suspect in a back yard near Carey and Lamont. The suspect was taken to UMC to be treated for dog bites.

Despite the unknown number of gunshots, no bullet wounds have been reported.

Police had a mile long stretch of Carey closed through much of the overnight hours between Walnut and Lamont, with Lamont also closed between Carey and Lake Mead.

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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