LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The FBI is investigating an "agent-involved shooting" in the northwest part of the Las Vegas valley on Thursday afternoon, the agency reported. One person was wounded.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said its officers were assisting the FBI with a barricaded person in the 5400 block of Ruffian Road, in a residential area near the Ann Road exit from the 215 Beltway.
The FBI's Inspection Division will investigate the shooting, in accordance with the agency's policy, said Acting Special Agent in Charge W.M. Herrington.
"The review process is thorough and objective and is conducted as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances," Herrington said in a prepared statement.
Because it is an FBI incident, Metro police were limited in the scope of information they could offer about the case, they said.
Officers were helping to block off roads and re-route traffic around the scene.
At a press conference Thursday evening, FBI spokesperson Sandy Breault said the injured person is receiving treatment.
She said she could not go into further details about what happened, but said the agency would "carefully examine the circumstances and collect all relevant evidence from the scene."