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The War on Police Continues: Las Vegas Cop Shot ‘Ambush-Style’ While Sitting in Patrol Car at Traffic Light

The War on Police Continues: Las Vegas Cop Shot ‘Ambush-Style’ While Sitting in Patrol Car at Traffic Light

By Dave Urbanski for The Blaze

A Las Vegas police officer is in stable condition Sunday after being shot in the hand “ambush-style” while he and a fellow officer sat in a patrol car at a traffic light, KTNV-TV said.

The suspect in connection with the Las Vegas police shooting is a Hispanic male, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said at a news conference Sunday, KSNV-TV reported.

When the shooting started, the officers figured their patrol car had been rear-ended by another vehicle, McMahill explained. When they knew they were being fired at, he said they exited the cruiser and one officer chased down and arrested the suspect. The man had ditched a Springfield handgun which was later located, McMahill said.

Police officers have been going on patrol in pairs since Friday’s shooting for safety reasons, he said.

The undersheriff added that the officers showed “remarkable restraint” by not firing back at the suspect and that the men and women on the Las Vegas police force are “doing one hell of a job.”

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