Police shoot man in leg on domestic violence call

Police shoot man in leg on domestic violence call

CREATED Nov. 12, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas police officer shot a man in the leg Sunday night after responding to a call about a domestic dispute.

The incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. near South Hollywood and East Charleston Boulevard.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a call was received about a domestic dispute between a man and a women.

The woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had physically battered her and had damaged her vehicle.

Police officers located the woman and her ex-boyfriend inside her vehicle in the parking lot of the closed Hollywood Park.

After removing the woman from her car, police were talking to the man when the shooting occurred.

The man was shot in the leg and taken to University Medical Center. It is not known if the man threatened the police officer with a weapon or what exactly led to the shooting.

The man is expected to recover. No one else was hurt in the incident.

Las Vegas police are still investigating the incident. The officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.

This is the fifth officer-involved shooting within two weeks in Las Vegas.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Action News will update this story with new information as it is received.