LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police officers shot a man who they say fired at officers late Wednesday night near Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard.
Assistant Sheriff Lazaro Chavez said the investigation has since revealed the man did not fire his weapon. Read an updated report here.
Officers were summoned by a woman who requested assistance in the 6100 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard, near Sunset Road, at about 10:45 p.m., officials said. While the officers were speaking with the woman, a man with a gun exited her vehicle.
The officers fired at and hit the man, who took off on foot into a nearby desert area but was eventually taken into custody. He was transported to an area hospital and has since been booked into Clark County Detention Center.
Wednesday's shooting involving officers was the third so far in 2022.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified the officers involved as officers Zachary Falldorf and Dominic Lee. Falldorf, 32, has been employed with the LVMPD since 2018 and Lee, 37, has been with the LVMPD since 2017.
Both officers were placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a review of the shooting.