Las Vegas Metro police said an off-duty detective confronted a suspect who was in the act of breaking into a car.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Police said a man was shot in the wrist by an off-duty detective outside a casino on the Las Vegas Strip on Sunday night.
The shooting happened about 9 a.m. at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino at 3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas Metro Police Capt. Brett Primas said the detective was dropping off packages at the hotel when a man jumped into the driver's side of his vehicle. He said the detective then went over to the passenger's side of the car and ordered the man out. He said the man refused, and the detective identified himself as a police officer. He said the man then reached to his waistband and the detective fired a shot, hitting the man's wrist.
Primas said the man then ran from the scene, but was stopped by casino security.
The man was taken to University Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The detective was not injured.
Officials said the detective has been placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation of the shooting.
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