LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have identified the officer who shot at a man before he was nabbed by a neighbor wielding a baseball bat.
Police said Saturday that 46-year-old Officer Kevin Dumesic had fired one shot and missed the suspect in a reported burglary early Thursday.
The 46-year-old officer has been with the department since February 2001.
He’s now on paid administrative leave pending a review of the incident.
Police said the suspected prowler was jumping a backyard wall when he pointed a rifle at the police officer, who then opened fire.
The shot missed and the reported gunman fled, only to be subdued moments later when confronted by a neighbor with a bat.
The suspect, who hasn’t been identified yet, was hospitalized with a head injury following his arrest.