Las Vegas – Police officer Shot In ‘Ambush-Style’ Attack

A Las Vegas police officer reportedly received non-life-threatening injuries after a gunman approached his squad car on Sunday and began firing in an “ambush-style” shooting.

A suspect is in custody in the incident, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department tweeted.

The officer, who has not yet been named, was shot in the hand when a gunman walked up to a patrol car carrying two officers and fired three shots, according to KTNV.

The officer has been taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

Police were leaving the scene of a disturbance call, KTNV reported, and were stopped at a traffic light when an individual approached and began firing. Police did not return fire during the encounter, which occurred shortly after noon, local time.

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