Las Vegas police officer shot in hand while at traffic light

Las Vegas police officer shot in hand while at traffic light

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer is being treated for a gunshot wound in his hand after being shot while stopped at a traffic light.

Metro Police Sgt. John Sheahan told the Las Vegas Sun that two officers were on their way to respond to a call about a disturbance at a store Sunday afternoon when a man approached on foot and fired a weapon several times at their car, hitting one of the officers. The uninjured policeman pursued the suspect and caught him.

The injured officer was taken to UMC Trauma with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was arrested and the weapon was recovered from the scene.

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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com

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