NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the shooting of a man and woman by its officers came after they investigated a stolen vehicle that they thought had been used in another crime.
Police say in a statement that the victim in the earlier incident had been shot in the leg on Sunday.
About 6:15 p.m., officers watching vehicle saw a man matching the description of the shooter and an unknown woman get into it.
The officers chased the suspect, and a police helicopter followed.
Police say the man stopped the vehicle once he reached the 4600 block of Goldfield Street, got out with a firearm and pointed it at the officers. The officers then shot the man, and the woman was shot in the exchange of gunfire. Police say they do not know if shots from the officers or the suspect hit the woman.
The man and the woman were taken to University Medical Center. The man is listed in critical condition, and the woman is listed in stable condition.
Police say this incident is the department's 13th officer-involved shooting of 2017. The department plans to identify the officers involved in Monday's shooting after 48 hours.