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Off-Duty Vegas Officer Shot at Robber; Suspect Arrested

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating an officer-involved shooting after a robbery suspect allegedly fought with an off-duty officer who fired his weapon during the scuffle at an animal hospital.

Police arrested the suspect shortly after 10 p.m. Monday following a 2-hour standoff at an apartment where he’d barricaded himself in the 3800 block of Wynn Road.

Police say the off-duty Las Vegas officer happened to be in the lobby when the suspect tried to rob the West Flamingo Animal Hospital with a semi-automatic handgun at about 2:30 p.m.

Police say the officer tried to intervene and fired his weapon twice after a “violent struggle” that lasted nearly 40 seconds.

It’s not clear if the suspect fired his weapon.

The officer wasn’t shot but was taken to a local hospital for treatment of cuts and scrapes to his head.

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