A man shot and wounded by Las Vegas police after two failed robberies Monday was booked on attempted robbery and other charges.
Julio Estrada-Lopez, 40, was shot after he pointed his gun at officers about 3:45 p.m. Monday near Charleston Boulevard and U.S. Highway 95, Las Vegas police said.
Officers responded to the area after receiving a call about a man trying to steal a car in the 70 block of Suzy Court, police said.
Metro said Estrada-Lopez pulled a gun on the homeowner, Amalio Nevarez, after he was confronted during the attempted theft. Estrada-Lopez then demanded the keys to Nevarez’s van as Nevarez’s grandson stood next to him, police said.
Nevarez told Estrada-Lopez his keys were in the house and went to get them, but Estrada-Lopez didn’t follow him inside. By the time Nevarez came outside with the keys, Estrada-Lopez was gone, he said.
Estrada-Lopez tried to rob another person across the street, police said. Arriving officers saw him waving his gun in the air and pointing it at people.
He ran from police through a backyard and climbed over a wall before reaching the Charleston onramp to U.S. 95.
Police said he pointed the gun at officers after they ordered him to stop. At least one Metro officer fired multiple times, striking Estrada-Lopez in the torso, police said. He was taken to University Medical Center in critical condition.
Monday’s incident was the second Metro police shooting this year.
Police haven’t yet released information on how many officers fired, but the arrest report said one officer fired four times. The names of the involved officers will be released within 48 hours, per department policy.
Staff writer Brian Haynes and reporter Steven Slivka contributed to this report. Contact reporter Mike Blasky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @blasky on Twitter.