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UPDATE: Standoff in desert ends with suspect in custody

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 11, 2018

UPDATE AT 2:05 P.M.: Police report that the standoff ended around 2 p.m. and the suspect has been taken into custody.


Las Vegas Police are at the scene of a standoff in the middle of the desert area near Lake Mead Boulevard and Los Feliz Street.

Around 9:30 a.m. Sunday, police were called after a witness spotted a suspect who was wanted in connection with a domestic violence-related shooting from Saturday. No one was injured in that shooting.

A police helicopter eventually spotted the suspect's truck on Sunday, and police pulled over the vehicle to the side of the road.

The suspect, who had a handgun, exited the truck and ran into the desert area around 11 a.m., thus initiating the standoff.

SWAT and negotiators are at the scene.

This story is developing. More information to come.