As tensions between citizens and police officers continue to escalate, another random attack on police officers has taken place. Last week, on Sunday, September 6th, a north Las Vegas police officer was shot as he and his partner were seated in their departmental SUV at a red light. The gunman used a semi-automatic handgun for the ambush.
Police reports indicate that the officers were on their way to southeastern Las Vegas to respond to a call about a disturbance at a store around 12:15 that afternoon when a man approached the car on foot and fired several times into the vehicle.
The uninjured officer gave chase and was able to apprehend the suspect at a 7-11 store parking lot on that same block without firing any shots. The suspect was then placed under arrest.
Las Vegas policeman taken to hospital for treatment of wound after an ambush shooting. Photo credit: YouTube/Associated Press (screenshot)
The injured officer was taken to University Medical Center’s trauma center for treatment of a gunshot wound to his right hand. He was hospitalized in good condition.
CNN quoted Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Sgt. John Sheahan as saying, “Luckily — I want to repeat, luckily — our officer was only hit in the hand. It could have been much, much worse.”
This attack follows previously reported attacks on officers in Houston, Texas and rural Illinois. No motive was given for this particular incident.
It is believed that these attacks are being prompted by widely publicized incidents of excessive police force around the country, with victims sometimes being killed, during the course of arrests.
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