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Robber Fires at Police, Crashes Near Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A suspect is behind bars and faces attempted murder, robbery and burglary charges after allegedly robbing a convenience store, crashing his getaway vehicle and firing at last two rounds at a Las Vegas police officer early Friday, authorities said.

The incident began with the report of a convenience store robbery on the 3600 block of South Maryland Parkway around 3:15 a.m. Friday, according to a Las Vegas Police statement.

Detectives said Lawrence Manriquez fired at least one shot inside the store during the robbery, then fled the scene in a tan Chevy Tahoe. An officer quickly located the vehicle, prompting Manriquez to fire his weapon at least twice at the officer’s car, striking the vehicle at least once.

With an LVMPD helicopter tracking the supect, Manriquez crashed the Tahoe into landscaping on the south side of the Wynn Las Vegas off Sand Avenue and left the vehicle.

Working with Wynn Las Vegas security, officers eventually found Manriquez in the north valet area of the nearby Encore and took him into custody without further incident.

No one was injured during the robbery, gunfire or subsequent chase.

Manriquez, 23, was booking into the Clark County Detention Center on charges including attempted murder of a police officer, armed robbery and burglary, battery and illegally discharging a firearm.

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