LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is in critical condition after being shot by a Las Vegas police officer at a shopping center.
Police Sgt. Jeff Clark says the officer was responding to reports of a person who appeared to be “distraught” while wandering a parking lot of a Kohl’s location at a shopping center at 6700 North Durango Drive on Tuesday.
According to Clark, the officer found the man near a stolen vehicle and asked him to step in front of his patrol car before the man ran away. Clark says the man pointed a gun at the officer while he was being chased.
The officer shot the man multiple times. He was taken to a hospital. No one else was harmed during the incident.
The officer involved was wearing a body camera at the time of the shooting. Clark says the officer’s name and the footage will be released Friday.