Las Vegas-Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sheriff Joe Lombardo said an officer was in "grave condition" after being shot on the Strip, and that another man was dead in a separate shooting, both following protests in the area Monday night.
During a press conference, Lombardo said the shooting were unacceptable, and said, "I hope the community sees it that way, too."
The officer was shot near Circus Circus and is currently on life support at University Medical Center.
As Metro made attempts to disperse a crowd in the area around 11:30 p.m., Lombardo said the officers took rocks and bottles from the crowd. While attempting to place several people in custody, he said a shot rang out and the officer was down.
The suspect was identified later in the night and was taken into custody by SWAT and K9 officers.
Around 11:22 p.m., Las Vegas police along with federal officers were at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse at Las Vegas Boulevard and Bridget Avenue protecting the building from protestors.
A man wearing body armor and armed with multiple firearms approached the building and engaged officers. The man reached for one of the officer’s firearms at which time he was shot at several times. The man was pronounced dead at UMC.
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