It seems we’re hearing more reports of people shooting police officers unprovoked, and this case in no exception. According to FOX 5 Vegas, a lone gunman approached the patrol vehicle, where two officers were sitting, and opened fire.
This marks the second incident of cops being shot in the last 3 days. It paints a stark picture of the reality that law enforcement faces while simply doing their job every single day.
Fox 5 Vegas reports:
The officers went after the person on foot. The gunman ran a short distance, dropped the firearm and surrendered. There were no shots fired by the officers during the pursuit.
Police also recovered the shooter’s weapon, which was described as a Springfield semi-automatic handgun.
The wounded officer was transported to University Medical Center Trauma with non-life threatening injuries to his hand. A motive was not disclosed. McMahill described the shooter only as a Hispanic male.
Here’s the video describing the ordeal:
(Source: Fox 5 Vegas)