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Armed robbery suspect injured after officer-involved shooting in southwest Las Vegas

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Scene of an officer-involved shooting at Blue Diamond and Valley View Blvd, June 09, 2018. (Photo: Brad Boyer/FOX5) Scene of an officer-involved shooting at Blue Diamond and Valley View Blvd, June 09, 2018. (Photo: Brad Boyer/FOX5)
Scene of an officer-involved shooting at Blue Diamond and Valley View Blvd, June 09, 2018. (Photo: Brad Boyer/FOX5) Scene of an officer-involved shooting at Blue Diamond and Valley View Blvd, June 09, 2018. (Photo: Brad Boyer/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that injured an armed robbery suspect early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred on Blue Diamond Road and South Valley View Boulevard at approximately 12:30 a.m.

Detectives from Metro's Major Violators Unit were performing surveillance on an armed robbery suspect, who was known for at least eight other armed robberies within a two week period, Metro Police said.

The suspect stopped at a convenience store to get gas and detectives attempted to take the suspect into custody, Metro said.

According to Metro, detectives gave commands to the suspect and he initially cooperated with officers and got down on the ground.

The suspect then jumped up, ran into his vehicle, put it into gear and attempted to flee the scene, Metro Police said.

A detective fired and struck the suspect, according to Metro Police. Medical personnel were immediately called and transported him to University Medical Center Trauma, where he is in stable condition.

According to Metro Police, a firearm was found in the suspect's vehicle. A female passenger who was with him was also taken into custody.

This is the seventh officer-involved shooting for 2018.

The shooting is still under investigation. Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Metro's Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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