A Las Vegas law enforcement officer was injured in a shooting incident at his residence, which seems to be a botched robbery attempt. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is currently probing the shooting that transpired on Friday afternoon in the vicinity of Lone Mountain Road and the 215, as reported by local news outlets. The officer, whose identity remains undisclosed, is recuperating in a hospital following the incident.
The officer’s family has expressed their belief that the suspects specifically targeted the officer. In a conversation with local media on Saturday, the officer revealed that he suffered two gunshot wounds to the leg when two individuals tried to rob his home.
Residents of the Northwest Valley neighborhood, where the officer resides, have expressed concerns about their safety in the aftermath of the shooting. Chris Ideker, a local resident, voiced his desire for enhanced security measures in the neighborhood, such as the installation of security cameras.
Eyewitnesses from the neighborhood reported a tumultuous crime scene with both marked and unmarked police vehicles present at the property. It has been suggested that the suspects may have scaled a wall to gain access to the officer’s home, which is located within a gated community. This has raised concerns among neighbors about the potential for such incidents to occur even in broad daylight.
Ideker recalled seeing the officer wounded and bleeding at the scene. The officer underwent surgery on Saturday to treat his injuries.