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Man shot by Las Vegas police on Friday night

Posted at 7:35 AM, Jan 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-27 12:12:38-05

Las Vegas police say they shot a man Friday night after he pointed a gun at them.

Patrol officer were dispatched at 11:27 p.m. Friday to the 1800 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard near the Stratosphere Tower to investigate report of man waving a gun.

The man refused to obey the patrol officers' commands and began running away. He then turned and pointed his gun at the officers, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

One of the officers opened fire and the man was hit. He was transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.

This is the 2nd officer-involved shooting for 2018. Per LVMPD police, the names of the officers involved will be released after 48 hours.