LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan police reported an officer-involved shooting near the Las Vegas Strip Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the 3600 block of Paradise Road near East Twain Avenue around 8:53 p.m. Aug. 7, Las Vegas police said. LVMPD said officers observed a U-Haul pick-up truck that evaded them days earlier. Police said the truck was parked in front of the convenience store.

When officers attempted to make a vehicle stop, the driver put his truck in reverse and slammed the marked patrol unit, according to LVMPD. Then the suspect started to drive away, jumping a curb and hitting a second LVMPD patrol vehicle.

An officer in the first vehicle got out and fired multiple rounds, hitting the suspect as he drove north on Paradise.

"Six shots, rapid fire," said nearby resident Loni B. "It was very loud and very close. So we knew it was right here."

The driver stopped after he hit two citizen vehicles at Paradise and Karen Avenue. The driver then got out of his vehicle and ran from the scene, LVMPD said.

"There was police going back and forth, and just a lot of PD. Just searching up and down the street. A lot of havoc," said Loni B.

After a foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to Sunrise Hospital for his injuries. He is expected to survive.

"All officers are fine at this time," said Captain Nichole Splinter of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

"In approximately 72 hours the sheriff or his designee will conduct a media briefing and provide additional details," said Splinter.

This is the 12th officer-involved shooting in LVMPD's jurisdiction for 2019.

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Hawks15

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