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UPDATE: North Las Vegas police shooting result of accidental discharge

Posted at 6:32 AM, Jan 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 19:47:23-05
UPDATE FEB. 28: Upon further investigation, the North Las Vegas Police Department has determined that the shot from the sergeant's handgun was an accidental discharge. 
The department is conducting an internal administrative review of the incident which will determine the action taken by the Chief of Police. Sgt. Booker remains on paid administrative leave, which is common in officer-involved shootings.
UPDATE JAN. 5: The sergeant involved in Tuesday's shooting was identified as 40-year-old Michael Booker. He has been with the department for 10 years.
Booker is on routine paid leave as the investigation continues.
UPDATE: A North Las Vegas man claims he was just trying to get home Tuesday morning when he says he was suddenly shot by police during a barricade situation.  
"I was thinking about my future with athletics, and how this would affect that," says 25-year-old Phillip Murry, about what he was thinking moments after being shot.  
Early Tuesday morning, police responded to a barricade situation near Lake Mead Boulevard and Civic Center Drive. Police say somebody approached their perimeter and acted suspiciously. That's when Murry says police shot him in the foot.
13 Action News reached out to North Las Vegas Police Department. They won't yet comment on the details of the investigation or release who was involved, but they did confirm that a 25-year-old man was shot at the scene. 
Murry says even after what happened, he still believes police were just doing their job. 
"I appreciate what they do," says Murry.  "I respect what they do." 
This is the first officer-involved shooting in North Las Vegas this year. The  40-year-old sergeant involved is a 10-year veteran of the department and has been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The North Las Vegas Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting in the 2200 block of Ellis Street, near Judson Avenue.
Police say the shooting took place around midnight Tuesday. The suspect was taken to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. The officer was not injured.UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. The officer was not injured.
Police say they were responding to a barricade situation, when someone drove up to the scene. Police said the driver appeared to be acting suspiciously.
"We believe that one of our SWAT officers perceived a threat," says Aaron Patty, with North Las Vegas Police Department.  
Shots were fired shortly after the exchange.
The barricade situation stemmed from a domestic violence-related incident around 9 p.m. Monday. It ended peacefully around 2:00 a.m. A male was taken into custody while a woman was sent to the hospital with minor injuries.