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Vegas officer in police shooting suspended

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Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced a suspension for Officer Jacquar Roston in connection to a police shooting in November 2012. (Jason Valle/FOX5) Sheriff Doug Gillespie announced a suspension for Officer Jacquar Roston in connection to a police shooting in November 2012. (Jason Valle/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A Las Vegas Metro police officer who was originally relieved of duty following a shooting of a suspect last year will instead keep his job.

Officer Jacquar Roston, a 4-year member of the department, was ordered to serve a 40-hour suspension, Sheriff Doug Gillespie said during a news conference Monday.

Gillespie also said Roston will be ordered to undergo training in order to retain his position in the department.

Metro identified Roston as the person who shot a man at the Hollywood Park Recreation Center parking lot on Nov. 11, 2012.

According to police, a woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had hit her and damaged her vehicle. Police said Roston found the woman sitting in a vehicle with the ex-boyfriend.

The officer removed the woman from the vehicle, police said, and spoke to the man, who was still sitting inside.

According to Metro, the officer fired one bullet, hitting the suspect in the leg.

The suspect was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Police did not immediately say if the suspect was armed.

In April, a Metro spokesperson said the officer was relieved of duty with pay.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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