A Las, Vegas Officer has been shot as well as the robbery suspect.
An officer wearing a bulletproof vest and a suspect were shot outside the Bellagio after an armed robbery inside the Strip hotel Friday night, Las Vegas police said.
The shooting happened just after 9:45 p.m. Friday following the robbery at a “popular poker cage area,” said Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Nichole Splinter.
The armed suspect approached the cage and demanded money. He then fled through the hotel’s north doors and tried to carjack a vehicle from someone who had just pulled into the valet area.
It was unknown Saturday morning how much money the suspect took from the casino.
As he was pursued by four Metro officers, the man turned and fired at least one bullet, striking a Metro officer in the chest, Splinter said. Another officer shot at the suspect, striking him.
The Officer was wearing a vest. The bullet hit the vest and went sideways. The officer was treated and released.
Friday marks the fourth officer involved shooting for metro police this year