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Suspect killed in Vegas officer-involved shooting

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The scene of the shooting near Eastern and Desert Inn. (Elizabeth Watts/FOX5) The scene of the shooting near Eastern and Desert Inn. (Elizabeth Watts/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

One person was shot and killed in an incident involving police in east Las Vegas, authorities said Monday.

Las Vegas Metro police reported the shooting in the 2400 block of E. Desert Inn Road, near Eastern Avenue, just before 3 p.m.

According to police, the incident started when a suspect allegedly shot a man in the hand. The victim was taken to Sunrise Trauma for treatment.

Officers quickly located a man matching the description of the shooter. That suspect then brandished a handgun and three Metro officers opened fire on him, killing him. No officers were injured in the incident.

The three officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

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