Friday, July 14, 2017

2 Las Vegas security officers shot by shoplifters privateofficer.com



LAS VEGAS NV July 14 2017
Las Vegas Metro police said two security officers have been shot after a robbery at the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip Thursday evening.
According to Officer Mike Rodriguez, of Las Vegas Metro police, a robbery took place at 7 p.m. at the Sunglass Hut inside the Miracle Mile Shops.
Two suspects allegedly stole sunglasses from the shop.
At 7:46 p.m., security officers who were investigating the incident before police arrived spotted the suspects and chased them, Rodriguez said.
As the suspects were trying to leave, one of them shot at the security officers.
One was shot in the hand and the other was shot in the neck.
Both were taken to Sunrise Trauma with non-life threatening injuries.
Both security officers were listed in stable condition but the one that was shot in the neck was seriously injured.
Rodriguez said both of the suspects have not been captured.
Police believe the suspects are Hispanic males. One suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, white shorts, and white shoes. The other was wearing a black t-shirt, gray sweatpants, and black shoes. The suspects may have left in a vehicle.
A representative for the Miracle Mile Shops released a statement stating, "At this time we can confirm the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred inside the parking garage at Miracle Mile Shops. 
There were no serious injuries. We are cooperating fully with law enforcement officials.”
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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