Las Vegas police said the 23-year-old man arrested in an officer-involved shooting on the Strip early Sunday is Victor Ramos.
Authorities booked Ramos into the county jail on charges of firing a gun from a vehicle and illegal possession of a firearm.
Police allege that while in a black Daewoo sedan, Ramos exchanged gunfire with people in another vehicle about 12:45 a.m. in front of the MGM Grand on Las Vegas Boulevard South at Tropicana Avenue.
Police stopped the Daewoo about a half-mile north of that location, in front of the Harley-Davidson Cafe on the Strip at Harmon Avenue.
An officer who approached the vehicle fired one round through the driver’s side window after he believed he saw the driver swing around with a firearm, police said Monday.
On Sunday, Las Vegas police Lt. Lew Roberts, who had responded to the shooting scene to investigate, said the officer fired into the car after one of the men inside made a “furtive” movement toward the back seat of the Daewoo.
The round struck the dashboard, and no one was wounded in the shooting.
Police said they found a shotgun and a spent shotgun shell inside the Daewoo.
The officer who fired the shot was placed on administrative leave with pay.
The officer’s name was being withheld until 48 hours after the shooting, which is Metropolitan Police Department policy.