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Man in serious condition after shot by Las Vegas police officer

Posted: 2:32 PM, Feb 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-07 13:35:23-05
Officers involved in shooting in northwest Vegas
Officers involved in shooting in northwest Vegas
Officers involved in shooting in northwest Vegas
Officers involved in shooting in northwest Vegas
Officers involved in shooting in northwest Vegas

A man was shot by police in northwest Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of Lingo Street, near Grand Canyon Drive and Cheyenne Avenue. Officers first responded around 2 p.m. to a call about a suicidal man. 

A caller from the residence indicated a man inside the house was threatening to harm himself with a gun or a knife and was possibly intoxicated.

Arriving officers located family members who were outside of the residence. As the officers were talking with them, the man came out of the front door and an officer attempted to talk with him. 

The man then pulled a handgun out of the bathrobe he was wearing and pointed the gun at the officer. The officer fired rounds from his duty handgun, and the man retreated toward the house. 

The man was found on the ground with a handgun. He is in serious but stable condition at a local hospital.

No officers were injured.

Mountain View Lutheran Church and School was on a soft lockdown after the shooting. 

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.

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