A man trying to harm himself at his North Las Vegas home was shot by police after he opened fire at them, authorities said.
According to North Las Vegas police, officers responded to a call of a man threatening himself with various weapons at a home in the 5400 block of Winterdale Street, near Valley Drive and Hammer Lane, just before 7:15 p.m. Sunday.
When officers arrived, police said, the 52-year-old suspect opened fire. Two of the officers then returned fire, hitting the suspect multiple times, according to NLVPD.
The suspect surrendered to police and was transported to University Medical Center-Trauma, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
There were no other injuries reported.
The two officers identified as 5-year and 6-year veterans of NLVPD were placed on paid administrative leave.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
Copyright 2013 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
You can download the new FOX5 Vegas mobile app, which now features an Interactive Radar and the MyReport photo submission tool. iPhone DownloadiPad DownloadAndroid DownloadAmazon Fire DownloadFor the bestMore>>
Friday, February 28 2014 3:27 AM EST2014-02-28 08:27:54 GMT
On a rainy Monday afternoon, the buzz of air-powered tools rattled through the garage at CSC Lifts, Liners, and Accessories. The experienced hands of Darrell Carmena applied just the right pressure toMore >
A truck, the man of men, holds so many memories for a family. This fitting tribute is a chance to live on through the work, the sweat and the mud.More >