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One person dead in officer-involved shooting at Sahara and I-15

Police at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Sahara Avenue near Interstate 15 on Friday, May 30. (Robbie Hunt/FOX5) Police at the scene of an officer-involved shooting on Sahara Avenue near Interstate 15 on Friday, May 30. (Robbie Hunt/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A shooting Friday night brought a heavy police presence to Sahara Avenue between Industrial Road and Las Vegas Boulevard.

Sahara was closed in both directions from Interstate 15 to Las Vegas Boulevard. 

Police said this all began after two women were robbed outside a business at Town Square around 8:15 p.m. Two women were approached by someone that demanded their purses. The suspect took the purses and fled the scene.  

Capt. Matt McCarthy said when police arrived at Town Square, they learned they were able to track one of the victims cell phones. A vehicle pursuit began when the phone was traced to Dean Martin and Tropicana where police located a vehicle.

Due to the erratic driving of the suspect, the pursuit was terminated, according to McCarthy.

The vehicle was found again near Sahara and I-15. The chase ended at Sahara Avenue between the I-15 and Las Vegas Boulevard, where the suspect crashed his vehicle into another car after entering oncoming traffic on Sahara.

Police say the suspect fired a handgun several times at officers. Police returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

McCarthy said two occupants of the car that the suspect crashed into were transported to a local hospital, treated and released.

A LVMPD officer was involved in a vehicle accident on his way to the scene, but the crash was unrelated to this case, according to police.

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