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Police fire shots at suspect on Las Vegas Strip

Posted: 8:42 PM, Jan 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-23 21:47:27Z
LAS VEGAS, NV (KTNV) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirm that a officer-involved shooting took place in front of the Bellagio Las Vegas.
 
It happened around 7:15 p.m. on Friday.
 
Investigators say LVMPD observed a male suspect waiving a gun at people. Police demanded the suspect to drop the gun, but he did not oblige. Police then fired rounds at the suspect.
 
According to user-submitted video, at least 2 shots were fired. The suspect was not hit, and was taken into custody. He is facing charges associated with aiming a firearm at a person.
 
One bullet grazed a child's leg, but they were not severely injured and were released from medical care. A man also had an entry point to his clothing but did not sustain any physical injuries.
 
Las Vegas Boulevard North and South were closed from Flamingo Road to Paris Drive for much of the night.
 
This is the second major incident on the Las Vegas Strip in recent months and the first officer-involved shooting on 2016. In December, a woman drove her car onto the sidewalk injuring 36 and killing one.