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Local officer recovering after being injured in police chase on foot

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Local officer recovering after being injured in police chase on foot

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 28, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A local police officer is recovering after being injured during a chase early Thursday morning.

The officer is part of the gang unit and was injured while chasing a suspect through a neighborhood on foot near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Vegas Drive.

It started as a call for police to respond to a car burglary.

When police arrived, they zeroed in on two suspects. One of the suspects began running through the neighborhood, hopping over walls.

During the chase, the officer landed on a pile of wood injuring his knee. He was taken to the hospital to be examined.

A K9 eventually took down the suspect, who was taken to the hospital for bite injuries.

The officer is said to be recovering.

Police said they also caught the second suspect, and took that person into custody.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.