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Las Vegas police say homeowner shot man in attempted burglary

Updated February 7, 2020 - 7:39 am

A man is in custody after he was shot during an attempted burglary in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday evening, police said.

Officers were called to the 100 block of North 15th Street around 5:23 p.m. where a homeowner shot at a man who attempted to rob his house, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ken Nogle said.

The suspect was hit at least once and fled the scene, with serious but survivable injuries, Nogle said.

Officers found the suspect near 14th and Fremont streets and took him into custody, Nogle said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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