UPDATE: Las Vegas Metro Police released dramatic new video of an officer involved shooting of a carjacking suspect.
UPDATE: Las Vegas police released the identity of the officer involved in the shooting. His name is Patrick Sherwood. He is now on paid administrative leave.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday night where a man took off in a marked LVMPD car.
The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Jamal Gwynn, is currently behind bars facing multiple charges.
According to LVMPD, at 10:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Bow Creek Court to investigate a report of a robbery and carjacking.
The victim reported that she was robbed at gunpoint and that the suspect fled in her vehicle.
At approximately 10:50 p.m an officer in a marked patrol car, arrived at an apartment complex located in the 1100 block of North Buffalo Drive and saw a vehicle, matching the description of the stolen vehicle, attempting to leave the complex.
The officer confronted the suspect, Gwynn, and saw that he was armed with a handgun. Gwynn did not comply with the officer’s commands and took off running.
Gwynn and officer were involved in a physical confrontation.
Gwynn was able to run back towards the patrol car and enter it. The officer saw the suspect attempting to retrieve the shotgun inside the patrol vehicle, at which point the officer fired multiple rounds towards the Gwynn. The suspect fled and drove at the officer, who then fired again.
The suspect fled in the marked patrol vehicle towards Durango Drive south of Washington Avenue where he came to a stop.
Gwynn was taken into custody and transported to the UMC Trauma Center where he was treated for non-life threatening gunshot injuries.
This is the 6th officer involved shooting of 2016. Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.
Neighbors said they were terrified by the incident.
"We are homeowners and I think it's just time that we leave," said Ashley Williams, who heard gunshots. "A lot of the units have now been rented out and I'm just not sure of who's coming in. It's changed a lot."
Williams says it's hard to tell when something is a violent crime because there is a fire station nearby.
"I heard gunshots, followed by sirens which is not uncommon when you live down the street from the firehouse, but then it was followed by the helicopters and then we knew something was wrong," said Williams.
Police say the officer shot at specific parts of the car in an effort to disable it so the suspect wouldn't get too far.