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Juvenile barricade suspect alive, after police had reported him dead from gunshot wound

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The juvenile suspect from a barricade situation near Clark County Wetlands Park was put on life support with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Metro Police. The juvenile suspect from a barricade situation near Clark County Wetlands Park was put on life support with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Metro Police.
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The juvenile suspect from a barricade situation near Clark County Wetlands Park was put on life support from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Metro Police.

Metro had reported early Thursday morning that the boy had died. Late Thursday afternoon, police said he was actually alive. 

Officers responded to the incident at 2:37 p.m. in the 5000 block of Droubay Drive. Because the suspect is a minor, police said his name won't be released.

During the investigation of the attempted burglary, an 11-year-old suspect was caught, and another was seen in a backyard hiding. He ran, officers chased him, lost track of him and the suspect re-entered a home. Police said the boy was armed, and ran into a bedroom. Two officers heard the one gunshot fired. Officers went to the floor, and then left the home. 

A SWAT team was called and negotiators tried to contact the boy for four hours, but heard nothing. When they entered the bedroom, they found him with a gunshot wound to his head. Responders attempted to save him, and transported him to Sunrise Hospital. 

"This is hard to deal with for a lot of people," Metro spokesman Jay Rivera said. "This is not the desired outcome we wish we would have had."

 Officers did not fire any weapons. No officers were injured. 

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