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Breaking: Metro Police officer shot, 2 suspects in custody

Breaking: Metro Police officer shot, 2 suspects in custody

By Colton Lochhead and Cassandra Taloma for Las Vegas Review-Journal

By Colton Lochhead and Cassandra Taloma
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Las Vegas police officer was shot before daylight Friday, and Metro had two people in custody after a search that led to road closures in the west valley.

The officer was investigating a call about a burglary near the intersection of Alta Drive and Rainbow Boulevard when he was shot in the leg, according to Metro.

He was going into surgery at 6:17 a.m., police said. The officer's condition was described as "serious but stable."

"His spirits are up," Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said. The officer's identity was not immediately available.

Police got a 911 call about a prowler at 3:23 a.m. from the 6700 block of Oveja Circle, according to operator logs.

The 911 caller said people were in the backyard, Metro said. Someone then went around and knocked on the front door.

Officers got to the house with a K-9 unit, Sheahan said, and when they walked into the backyard, one of the officers was shot.

A police dog took down one person police said was involved in the shooting. That person was taken to a valley hospital for dog bites.

By 7:30 a.m., a second person was taken into custody. Earlier, police described the person they were looking for as a black man about 20 years old, standing 6 feet 2 inches. He has an afro, no shirt on and was wearing athletic shorts, police said.

Officers did not immediately identify either person taken into custody.

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