Breaking! Las Vegas Police Officer Shot In An Ambush Attack
Social media is reporting that yet another ambush attack on a police officer has occurred in Las Vegas.
A Las Vegas police officer was shot Sunday afternoon.
The shooting occurred around noon near Tropicana Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Police reported three shots were fired at the officer “ambush-style.”
The officer has been taken to UMC Trauma for treatment.
Police have not released any additional details.
This is the second officer to be shot in the line of duty this month. Officer Jeremy Robertson was shot in the upper leg Friday morning when responding to a call in the 6700 block of Oveja Circle, near Rainbow Boulevard and Alta Drive. Two suspects were taken into custody.
I’ll post more information as it becomes available.
Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said two officers were heading to a disturbance call headed northbound on Nellis and stopped at a light to turn westbound on Tropicana when they were approached by a man with a semi-automatic handgun who began firing on them. He said one officer was hit in the hand and the other officer was able to chase the suspect a short distance before apprehending him. Sheahan said it appears that the officers did not fire any shots. The suspect is being questioned at the scene. Officers have been doubled up with two in each car since Friday’s shooting in an order made by Sheriff Joe Lombardo.