UPDATE NOV. 18: The Las Vegas police are holding a press conference at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 to discuss what happened during the shooting involving a police officer on Nov. 15.
The police officer was identified as Corey McCormick during the presser. The man who was shot was identified as Lon Clark. Police say that Clark has a long criminal history in Nevada.
UPDATE NOV. 17: Las Vegas police have identified the officer involved in the shooting on Nov. 15 as Officer Cory McCormick. Officer McCormick is 31-years-old and has been employed with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since October 2016. Officer McCormick is assigned to the Southeast Area Command, Community Policing Division. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of this incident.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas police officer opened fire on a person attempting to run over him on Friday night.
It happened shortly after 10:35 p.m. on El Cajon Boulevard near Sunrise Hospital.
Police officers saw a possible narcotics transaction and attempted to make contact with the two people involved.
One of the men got into a pickup. One police officer moved to front of truck while a second officer stood next to the driver-side door.
The man placed the truck in drive and accelerated towards the officer. As the officer moved out of the way, he fired at the truck hitting the driver.
The driver was taken into custody and taken to Sunrise Hospital.
This is the 15th officer-involved shooting this year. The name of the officer will be released in 48 hours per department policy.