(Cecil Anderson/FOX5)

(Cecil Anderson/FOX5) 

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were investigating the department's second officer-involved shooting is as many days on Saturday night. 

Officers responded to the 8000 block of South Eastern Avenue, near Windmill Parkway, at approximately 9:37 p.m., police said. Dispatch had received a call about a robbery in the area. Officers were told the suspect took a register from an AutoZone store and fled on foot.

Metro Police Capt. Nicole Splinter said the register was later found discarded in the street.

At about 10:19 p.m., officers had located the suspect near Fountain Heights Lane and Robindale Road.

According to Las Vegas police, officers gave verbal commands for the suspect, who appeared to have a gun holstered on his hip. The suspect had initially complied with officers and got on his knees, but then reached for his firearm.

One officer fired one shot and hit the suspect, police said. The suspect was taken to Sunrise Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

In an email, the department said no officers were injured.

On Friday night, Metro Police said a robbery suspect at the Bellagio shot an officer, who suffered minor injuries, then was shot by another officer. That suspect died on Saturday morning

This was the fifth officer-involved shooting for Metro Police in 2019. 

Since the investigation is ongoing, police asked anyone with any additional information to called their Force Investigation Team at 702-828-8452. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Copyright 2019 KVVU (KVVU Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(1) comment

Hawks15

The culprits are coming in from california and mexico. Police need to shoot to kill the trash.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.