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Las Vegas police car crashes during pursuit of shooting suspect

Updated August 7, 2020 - 10:07 am

A shooting suspect led Las Vegas police on a lengthy vehicle pursuit throughout the valley Friday morning, causing the wreck of a patrol car.

The incident started at 7:11 a.m. with the report of a shooting at Eastern and Stewart avenues. No one was injured in the shooting.

“Officers located the suspect who fled at a high rate of speed,” police said in a statement.

A Metropolitan Police Department patrol car was involved in a crash during the pursuit.

“An LVMPD vehicle was involved in a collision near El Camino and Arville as they attempted to detain the suspect,” police said in a statement at about 9:20 a.m. “The patrol vehicle struck a wall near the intersection.”

Police said the officer was transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Officers have not been to locate the suspect’s vehicle, which was described as a maroon Nissan Altima. The investigation is ongoing.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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