LATEST: The Clark County coroner identified the suspect killed as 41-year-old Matthew Gibbon. He died of a gunshot wound to the head.
UPDATE: Nevada Highway Patrol has released a photo of the badge that stopped a bullet from hitting one of its patrol officers on Friday morning.
This Trooper was struck in the badge by gunfire last night. We are grateful the Trooper went home safe to his family pic.twitter.com/q3PfF5j4P4
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) August 26, 2016
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper has been shot near U.S. 95 and Boulder Highway.
The incident began as a traffic stop near Boulder Station. Police say that 3 people, two men and a woman, were in the car that was being stopped.
One of the men jumped out of the car and began running. The NHP officer began chasing him. A gunfight broke out and the officer was hit in the chest. The man who ran was also hit. He did not survive.
Boulder Highway is currently closed in the area of the shooting. Motorists should take alternate routes.
Las Vegas police are assisting NHP with their investigation.
The Clark County coroner will identify the deceased after relatives have been notified.
This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.
— Parker Collins (@parkercollinstv) August 26, 2016
— Megan Telles (@mtelles) August 26, 2016