Las Vegas police: Detective shoots armed robbery suspect

June 9, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police say a detective shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect who allegedly got back in his car, put it in gear and attempted to flee after initially complying with detectives’ command to get down on the ground.

Police say the shooting occurred Saturday when the armed suspect stopped at a convenience store to get gas while detectives investigating eight armed robberies over the two weeks had him under surveillance.

Police say the suspect was hospitalized in stable condition, a gun was found in his vehicle and a female passenger also was taken into custody.

No identities were released.

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