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NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas Police said one of its officers fired his gun at a suspect early Sunday morning.

On Oct. 20 about 5 a.m., officers were sent to the area of Alexander Road and Revere Street about a man suspected of attempting car break-ins.

Police found a man that matched the description and chased him on foot near Aaron Scott Street and Pueblo Hills Avenue, according to a media release.

The suspect jumped into a backyard and then into a nearby wash area, where an officer fired his gun once. 

The suspect wasn't found and it's not known if he's injured.

He was described as a black man between 20 and 25 years old, 5'8" with a thin build. Police said he had short, braided hair with white beads and was carrying a handgun.

Police said the officer was wearing a body camera, but that it wasn't activated. According to police, they were looking into why it was not activated.

Anyone with information was urged to call police at (702) 633-9111. 

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Hawks15

The cops need to become better shooters to get rid of that waste that roams the streets. Especially in N. Las Vegas

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