A 23-year-old man arrested Monday on a slew of charges, including attempted murder after exchanging gunfire with a police officer, was identified Tuesday as Angel Montoya, Las Vegas police said.
Montoya was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder on a police officer, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property, three counts of burglary with a deadly weapon, four counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.
Police said that on Monday at 1:40 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the 4600 block of East Charleston Boulevard. On the way there, the officer noticed an altercation outside a business on the 4300 block of East Charleston.
Police said the officer saw Montoya run toward the back of the business. When the officer exited the patrol car, Montoya shot at the officer, striking the patrol car, police said.
The uninjured officer returned fire. Montoya also was uninjured. He was arrested.
Police said officers learned that Montoya was in the process of committing an armed robbery. He also was involved in an armed robbery at a business the officer was initially dispatched to, and an armed robbery on the 6300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard, police said.
A female driver, identified as 20-year-old Mayre Rosales, was stopped near the scene. Police said she also was involved in a series of robberies.
She was booked into the county jail on charges of attempted murder of a police officer, three counts of burglary with a deadly weapon, four counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and three counts of conspiracy to commit robbery with a deadly weapon.
The name of the officer who fired during the incident will be released 48 hours after the shooting, per Metropolitan Police Department policy.
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