LAS VEGAS (KXNT) – A Las Vegas police officer was injured during an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon.

The officer was hurt was investigating a call of a suspicious vehicle in front of a business on the 4100 block of West Tompkins Avenue near West Tropicana Avenue in the southwest valley area around 5 p.m. Tuesday, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.

As officers approached the vehicles, shots were fired and the officer was hit in the lower chest.

The officer was put in a sergeant’s squad car and driven to University Medical Center, where he was in stable condition Tuesday evening.

The gunman was found dead in his vehicle. It was not immediately clear whether the suspect was shot by officers or shot himself.


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