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Protesters threw bottles and rocks at police officers as they attempted to break up a large crowd of protesters outside of Circus Circus. A gunshot was fired and an officer was struck in the head. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital where he is currently on life support.
The suspect who allegedly shot the officer has been taken into police custody.
“This is a sad night for the (local police) family and a tragic night for our community. With these protests, which are leading to riots, one tragedy is only leading to another. … What has occurred is utterly unacceptable. I hope the community sees it that way, too.”
-Metropolitan Police Department Sheriff Joe Lombardo
Las Vegas has had multiple nights of violent protest resulting in 338 arrest.
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