Shot cop's condition upgraded to good


The condition of the Las Vegas police officer shot while pursuing a suspect last month has been upgraded to good, according to University Medical Center.

Michael Madland was shot twice on March 23, including once in the leg, which severed an artery and required numerous surgeries. The other shot was stopped by a protective vest.

The three-year veteran was chasing 26-year-old Damon Beal when police said Beal shot Madland. Madland's partner, Christopher LeBlanc, shot Beal twice in the head, killing him.

Authorities said Beal and 45-year-old Marvin Wilson were driving a stolen Mercedes, which prompted the two officers to pull them over.

Las Vegas police suspect that Beal and Wilson also were involved in the armed robbery of a 7-Eleven in November. Wilson faces an additional charge of robbery with a deadly weapon in connection with the Nov. 23 convenience store robbery on Charleston Boulevard, near Decatur Boulevard.

 

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