Two Las Vegas police officers fired shots at a woman Monday morning after she charged them in a car suspected to be stolen, police said.
The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near Philadelphia and Fairfield avenues, just west of the Stratosphere, according to police. Neither the suspect nor the officers were injured.
Police Capt. Randy Montandon said police first made contact with the suspect, who was not identified, about 2 a.m. Police reported a female suspect had stolen a vehicle and fled from officers on bicycles, he said.
Police located the vehicle on a dead-end street near the Stratosphere about five hours later, Montandon said. Two officers approached the woman on foot and ordered her to exit the vehicle, he said.
The woman tried to flee by accelerating in reverse to the end of the street, Montandon said. With no exit available, the woman began speeding toward the officers, who drew their weapons.
The officers, who were not identified and have been place on administrative leave, fired four rounds, Montandon said, three of which struck the car.
The suspect crashed the car into a fence and fled on foot. A third officer made the arrest, he said.
When police checked on the vehicle, they found it had not been reported stolen, Montandon said, and it is unclear why the woman fled police.
“This is not the normal actions of most people when dealing with police,” he said.
He said he was told the woman has a felony history, but did not know specifics. The suspect will be booked at Clark County Detention Center on several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon and assault on a police officer, Montandon said.