Metro: 34 shots fired by police, 10 by suspect

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say two officers fired a total of 34 shots at an Arizona man who shot nine times at them near the scene of a shooting where another man was wounded outside a downtown fast-food restaurant.

Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said Thursday that the gunman, 22-year-old Efren Trujillo-Soriano, was struck four times and fatally wounded in the Monday shootout not far from the Stratosphere tower.

Officers Bryan Loy and Lukas Ferris weren’t hit by gunfire in what McMahill says was the fifth police shooting in Las Vegas this year.

McMahill says Trujillo was an Army veteran with a history of drunk driving cases in Virginia and Arizona since his discharge in 2014.

The man who police say he shot, 45-year-old Ronald Japhet, remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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