LATEST UPDATE: The police officer who was shot on Dec. 17 has been identified as 52-year-old Officer Gregory Sedminik.
Sedminik has been employed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department since July 1997 and is currently assigned to the Community Policing Division, South Central Area Command. He was placed on routine paid administrative leave according to policy after the shooting.
UPDATE: Las Vegas police released the official mug shot for Teag Fox on Friday afternoon. They also released more details about the shooting and the charges he is facing.
According to police, Fox approached two officers as they were responding to an unrelated domestic disturbance call. He made a comment to one of the officers and before the officer was able to respond, he fired numerous rounds at the officer, striking him in the upper body.
The officer returned fire and the suspect fled. He was eventually taken into custody after leaving a residence in the Southern Highlands area. Police were also able to recover the firearm that was allegedly used in the shooting.
Fox is being charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon of a police officer, battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, battery with use of a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm on a police officer, and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
38-year-old Teag Fox was arrested on Dec. 17 for shooting a Las Vegas police officer.
Police say that Fox has no real criminal background and has never been arrested in Las Vegas before. They also believe that someone may have helped him in his attempt to escape after the shooting on Thursday.
Teag was arrested 3 miles outside of the perimeter that was established by police after the shooting. He was arrested in the Southern Highlands area.
As for the police officer, he is still in the hospital at University Medical Center.
At one point, there were as many as 30 police officers gathered at the hospital to show their support for the officer who has been on the force for more than 20 years. The officer's wife and son were also at the hospital.
The officer was shot just beneath the armpit area and although it is a serious injury, he is expected to fully recover. However, it is not known how long that will take. So far, the officer's name has not been released.
It has also been revealed that the officer was shot while responding to an unrelated domestic disturbance call. Sheriff Lombardo described it as a "chance encounter" that led to the shooting.
Lombardo nearly caught the suspect himself on Thursday. He happened to be at a luncheon nearby when he heard the call about the shooting. He rushed to the scene and chased the suspect on foot until the man jumped over the wall.
In addition, Action News spoke to man who was present at the time of the shooting.
Xavier Treevino says he had not idea at first what was happening, he was just making a funny video for his friends.
A few hours later, another man saw the suspect being arrested near St. Rose and Southern Highlands Parkway. Chris Henschel says he was driving in the area when a female police officer stopped traffic, drew her gun, and told everyone to start backing up.
This was the third officer-involved shooting in a week and the 15th for the year.