Las Vegas, NV - Robbery Car Jack Call - Officer Meets Armed Suspect - Steals Patrol Car And Drives Toward Officer - Suspect Shot Multiple Times - Crashed

May 7, 2016

reviewjournal.com

A carjacking suspect was injured after being shot multiple times by Las Vegas police late Friday night in the northwest valley.

The suspect in the officer-involved shooting, Jamal Gwynn, 27, was taken to University Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. He was later booked into the Clark County Detention Center and will face multiple charges, police said.

At 10:52 p.m., police responded to a report of a robbery and carjacking at the 1400 block of Bow Creek Court near the intersection of Buffalo and Vegas drives, Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Jesse Roybal said early Saturday morning in a press briefing at the scene. The victim reported she was robbed at gunpoint, and the suspect fled in her white Chevy Malibu, Metro said.

Soon after, police arrived at an apartment complex in the 1100 block of North Buffalo Drive and saw a car matching the description of the stolen vehicle disabled on a median landscaping area, police said.

The officer confronted the suspect and saw the suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspect did not comply with the officer and a brief foot pursuit ensued, followed by a physical confrontation, police said.

The suspect was able to run back towards the patrol car and enter it. The officer saw the suspect attempting to retreive the shotgun inside the patrol vehicle; the officer then fired multiple rounds toward the man. The suspect drove towards the officer, who then fired again, police said.

The suspect crashed through the gate of the complex and continued on to Durango Drive south of Washington Avenue, when he was pursued by a Metro air unit.

He came to a stop and surrendered to officers, Metro Lt. T.J. Jenkins said.

This is the 6th officer-involved shooting of 2016. Per LVMPD policy, the identity of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours.