Sunday, March 18, 2012

You Can Get Wounded in the Head at J Street

Well, at J Street, Las Vegas, that is:-

A man was found dead early Saturday morning inside a home near J Street and Owens Avenue where a Las Vegas police officer and an 8-year-old girl were shot and wounded.

Officers investigating the shooting of the girl late Friday night came under fire at the residence on Wyatt Avenue, police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said.

One officer was grazed on the head by a bullet and was pulled from the home by fellow officers during the ensuing shootout, Meltzer said.

SWAT officers later found the suspect in the shooting dead after a standoff that lasted several hours. Meltzer said it is unclear whether the man took his own life or was killed in the exchange of gunfire with police.

"It's a very active investigation at this point," she said.

The injuries to the officer and the 8-year-old girl were not considered life threatening. "He was very fortunate," Meltzer said of the wounded officer.

Dangerous out there on J Street.


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