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Metro officer involved in shooting identified

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The side of a Metro police cruiser is shown in an undated image. (FOX5) The side of a Metro police cruiser is shown in an undated image. (FOX5)

Las Vegas Metro police said an officer employed for about two years with the department was involved in a shooting Monday.

The department said 33-year-old Officer Scott Hinckley was involved in the incident near Del Arno Drive and Sandhill Road.

Officers attempted to stop an unregistered vehicle near Bonanza Road and Nellis Boulevard Monday night, but the vehicle did not stop and left at high speed, the department said. Police did not purse the vehicle, but were able to locate it a short time later. When the officer tried to approach the vehicle the driver attempted to run the officer over.

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Metro said Officer Hinckley fired at the suspect, but did not strike him. The suspect, identified as Daniel Prichard was taken into custody.

Officer Hinckley has been employed with the department since February 2014 and is assigned to the community policing division. Officer Hinckley has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the review of the incident.

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