A woman shot by a Las Vegas police officer Monday remains unconscious in critical condition and authorities have not identified her.
A nursing supervisor at University Medical Center said the woman was shot in the head.
"She’s still a Jane Doe. We had a couple of names for her but her prints didn’t match. Now we’re inquiring nationwide," Metro Lt. Charles Davidaitis said.
Police first used a local computer system, the automated fingerprint identification system, in an attempt to identify the woman.
The officer suffered leg and hip injuries after he was hit by a car the woman was driving. He was treated at the medical center and released Monday.
His name was not available Wednesday afternoon.
The identities of officers involved in shootings are withheld by the department for 48 hours.
According to police, the shooting occurred about 9:20 p.m. Monday after the woman ran from the Out of State Check Cashing service, 511 E. Fremont St. Authorities said the officer yelled for the woman to stop, but she drove the car toward him and knocked him to the pavement.
The officer shot at the woman after he had been struck by the car, police said.
In an unrelated incident, authorities have released the names of officers involved in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect Feb. 27.
Metro Police Sgt. David Branden and officers Cindy West, Robert Nixon and Tina Miller, as well as Henderson police officer Fred Thompson, have returned to work after being placed on leave with pay. Both police departments investigated the shooting.
After the First Western Savings Bank branch at 21 E. Marion St. was robbed, the officers chased Jeffrey Martindale, 17, from Las Vegas to Henderson where Matindale’s car struck a Metro car. Police said Martindale ran through a desert area near Boulder Highway and Water Street and fired several shots.
Martindale was wounded three times when officers returned fire. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder and robbery with the use of a deadly weapon.