NHP trooper shoots, kills suspect

By Katia Aiello | kaiello@8newsnow.com, Guy DeMarco | gdemarco@8newsnow.com

Published 08/26 2016 01:03AM

Updated 08/26 2016 10:45AM

A suspect is dead after exchanging gunfire with a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Friday morning.

NHP says the incident happened shortly after 12 a.m. The trooper pulled over a vehicle traveling southbound along Boulder Highway near Desert Inn Road.

NHP says three people were inside the vehicle. One of them, a male, jumped out of the car and ran. The trooper followed, and the two exchanged gunfire.

The trooper was shot, but uninjured; a source with 8 News NOW says the bullet hit the trooper's badge and did not penetrate his vest. The trooper shot and killed the suspect.


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