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Police shooting causes commotion in west Vegas neighborhood

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 22:40:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: Palo Verde High School and Sig Rogich Middle School were cleared from soft lockdowns after a shooting involving a police offer occurred in the area.

During a press conference, a police captain told members of the media that detectives were looking for an individual wanted for felony violent crimes. They located him at a house in the area.

During an attempt to escape, the suspect rammed a car into a police vehicle. The detectives opened fire.

The suspect was transported to UMC Trauma in critical condition.

The detectives involved will be placed on administrative leave with pay while the shooting is investigating. Their names will be released in 48 hours.

A mother who has a son at Rogich Middle School says parents were not informed about the ordeal.

"I was freaking out. I was texting my other friend who was able to talk to her daughter, and she was like we're all on this hard lockdown right now. We're not supposed to be on our phones and all that." said concerned mom Leila.

According to both schools, the lockdowns were lifted at about 10:15 a.m.

ORIGINAL STORY: Palo Verde High School and Sig Rogich Middle School are on soft lockdowns following a shooting involving a police officer, according to officials.

Police say the shooting happened near Alta and Pavilion Center drives after detectives were attempting to locate a wanted person in the area this morning.

The subject was at a home on Poplar Leaf Street when the shooting occurred.

Police say the subject has been transported to the hospital.

Road closures are in effect in the area.

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