Manhunt on for Shooter in Las Vegas Police Officer Shooting

23 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Las Vegas police officer wounded answering call at apartment complex; manhunt on for shooter.

LAS VEGAS — A police officer was wounded and the shooter was being hunted Thursday after a shootout with police responding to a domestic disturbance at apartment complex south of the Las Vegas Strip, authorities said.

The shooting happened a little before noon, and the officer was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment of a wound that wasn’t believed to be life-threatening, said Officer Laura Meltzer, a department spokeswoman. The assailant was being sought by police who cordoned off a wide area around the apartment complex on Las Vegas Boulevard and searched parking lots, apartment hallways and a nearby vacant building.

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