One man shot by police at 7-Eleven in northwest Las Vegas
A LVMPD officer shot a man this morning during an attempted robbery at a local 7-Eleven.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at the 7-Eleven at 2003 N. Jones Boulevard, near Lake Mead Boulevard, in northwest Las Vegas.
According to Deputy Chief Kathy O'Connor of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened during what appears to be an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven.
A police officer had stopped at the store for a drink. When he pulled into the parking lot, two people approached his patrol car and told him that something was happening inside of the store.
The police officer observed a man pointing a gun at a store clerk as he approached. When he opened the door, the man pointed the gun at the police officer. The officer then opened fire.
The man, who is believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, was transported to University Medical Center in critical condition. He is currently in surgery, according to Deputy Chief O'Connor.
Another suspect was found hiding in the back of the store after the shooting. That person is currently in custody.
The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. this morning. The police officer will be placed administrative leave according to departmental policy.
Action News will update this story with new information as soon as it is received.