Vegas officer shot in 'ambush-style' attack

Suspect approached a squad car that was leaving the scene of a disturbance call and opened fire


By Police1 Staff

LAS VEGAS — An officer was shot and a suspect arrested in what authorities are calling an "ambush-style" attack Sunday.

According to KTNV, the suspect approached a squad car that was leaving the scene of a disturbance call and opened fire at the two officers inside.

At least three shots were fired. The wounded officer was struck in the hand.

A foot pursuit resulted in the arrest of the suspect. No shots were fired by police, and the suspect reportedly surrendered without further incident, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The injured officer is currently at a hospital undergoing treatment, and is expected to survive. 

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