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UPDATE: Woman hit by gunfire as suspect shot at officers

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 21:37:17-04

UPDATE JULY 27: Las Vegas police gave more details into Monday's shooting involving officers during a briefing Thursday.

At 5:05 p.m. Monday, officers were conducting a follow up investigation at the above location due to a shooting that took place Sunday. In that event, the victim was riding his bike in the area of Rainbow Boulevard and Megan Avenue when a car pulled up near the victim and a man, later identified as William Chafoya, reportedly shot the victim in the leg.

The information provided by the victim led officers to a residence located in the 6900 block of Welsh Circle. As officers were conducting surveillance on the Welsh address, two people entered a stolen Honda Accord parked out front. These individuals were later identified as Chafoya and Ashley Olivetti. Chafoya matched the description of the shooter from the previous event.

The Air Unit was requested to assist as well as marked patrol units, per LVMPD policy, and units attempted to stop the vehicle. Chafoya refused to stop the vehicle and fled from officers.

Chafoya eventually came to a stop in front of 4609 Goldfield Street in North Las Vegas. Chafoya and his passenger Olivetti, exited the vehicle and both ran away from officers toward the residence.

Officer Tyler Hebb and Officer Brandon Foster gave chase on foot. As Chafoya ran from officers, he fired multiple rounds from a handgun, two of which entered the residence. Officers Hebb and Foster both returned fire, striking Chafoya multiple times.

During the exchange of gunfire, Olivetti ran between Chafoya and the officers in an attempt to enter the residence and was struck by gunfire in her right arm.

Officers rendered emergency first aid to Chafoya and Olivetti, and when medical personnel arrived, they were transported to UMC Trauma. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, both of the suspects remain hospitalized and have been booked in absentia into the Clark County Detention Center.

This is the 13th officer-involved shooting for 2017.

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UPDATE JULY 26: The officers involved in Monday's shooting have been identified as 35-year-old Tyler Hebb and 22-year-old Brandon Foster. Hebb has been with the department since November 2006 while Foster since December 2016.

UPDATE 11:50 P.M. JULY 24: Las Vegas police say two suspects injured after being shot by police Monday night are expected to survive.

It started when police officers were observing a stolen vehicle they believed was involved in a shooting on Sunday. As they were watching, a man matching description of the shooter got into the vehicle with a woman.

Officers began pursing the vehicle on the ground and by air. The chase ended near Lone Mountain Road and Goldfield Street around 7:15 p.m. Monday.

The male suspect got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at the officers and fired. The officers opened fire, hitting the man multiple times. The woman was hit during the exchange.

Both were taken to the hospital. On Monday night, the man was in critical condition and the woman was in stable condition. Both are expected to survive.

The officers were not injured. The names of the officers involved will be released in 48 hours per department policy.

Investigators say two other people were also arrested outside the home where the stolen vehicle stopped.

The reason for those arrests was not immediately available.

This is the 13th shooting involving Las Vegas police so far this year.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two suspects were shot by police on Monday in the 4600 block of North Goldfield Street, near Commerce Street and Craig Road in North Las Vegas, according to Las Vegas police.

No police officers were injured. The status of the suspects is not known. No other details have been released at this time.