Two People Arrested After Shooting Vegas Police Officer With AK-47
Police are searching for a third suspect. One suspect was injured after police deployed a K-9 on the suspects.
FOX 5 Vegas reported:
Two people were arrested and a third person is being sought after a shooting that left a Las Vegas Metro police officer wounded Friday morning.
The shooting happened about 4 a.m. at a home in the 6700 block of Oveja Circle, near the intersection of Rainbow Boulevard and Alta Drive.
According to Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Officer Jeremy Robertson and his partner were called to the home after the resident reported that someone was trying to break into the house. The officers arrived, met with the caller at the front door and walked to the back door, where the prowler was last seen. The officers were met with gunfire when they opened the back door. Robertson was shot in one of his legs by an AK-47 and fell to the ground. His partner returned fire, wounding one of the two people in the backyard.
Lombardo said assisting units arrived and one of them deployed a K-9, which stopped 20-year-old Clemon Hudson, who was armed with a shotgun, from fleeing. Hudson was arrested.
Police established a perimeter and began looking for the second person believed to be involved in the shooting, Lombardo said. About three hours later, 24-year-old Steven Turner, who was the person who fired the AK-47, was found walking on a street about two blocks away from the scene.
Lombardo said investigators believe a third person involved in the shooting may have fled the scene in a white Nissan Maxima before officers arrived.
Robertson underwent surgery at University Medical Center and was expected to recover, Lombardo said.
Hudson was treated for dog bites, Lombardo said.