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Person shot by police in northeast Las Vegas

Person shot by police in northeast Las Vegas
Posted at 4:36 PM, Nov 16, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Police officers were involved in a shooting in the area of Pecos Road and Lake Mead Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon.

Police shot an unidentified individual in the 2100 block of North Pecos Road at approximately 4:08 p.m.

The shooting happened after officers were called on a report that there was a person in the area with a gun, a LVMPD spokesperson said. They located an individual matching the description provided by witnesses and approached that person, who "immediately fled," according to police.

A "short foot pursuit" ensued during which the man "produced a handgun and pointed it at officers," 13 Action News was told.

"To defend themselves, the officers pulled handguns and fired at the suspect, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground," the spokesperson said.

Officers then began first aid and summoned medical to the scene, officials said. The injured man was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He had not been publicly identified as of this report but was expected to be placed under arrest.

No officers were injured.

Pecos Road was closed between Lake Mead and Carey Avenue as a result of the shooting.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing. LVMPD officials said they expected to release more information within 72 hours.