Suspect shot by Metro Police has criminal history

LAS VEGAS - The man who was shot by a Metro Police officer Friday night has a criminal history that includes weapons, drugs and domestic violence charges, according to police.

During an afternoon news conference, Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill released surveillance video and more details on 27-year-old Jamal Gwynn.

Officer Patrick Sherwood fired seven shots at Gwynn hitting him twice in the chest and grazing his left arm.

Below WATCH video of the gun battle between the suspect and the officer. Disclaimer: There's use of strong language.  The shootout happens at the 10:31 time stamp.

The shooting happened after police were called to a neighborhood near Buffalo and Vegas drives just before 11 p.m. on Friday night to investigate a robbery and carjacking. 

The officer located the car, which had an OnStar system, and confronted Gwynn, who was armed, police said.

There was a foot pursuit which ended with Gwynn jumping into Sherwood's patrol car and attempting to retrieve the shotgun inside the vehicle. McMahill said, Sherwood fired four shots at Gwynn through the driver's side window. 

A video was played at the news conference which shows the shots being fired and shows the patrol vehicle driving away and narrowly missing Sherwood who fires more rounds.

The car can be seen crashing through the gates of the complex. Gwynn, who suffered non life-threatening injuries from the gunshot wounds, was taken into custody a short while later and taken to the hospital.

McMahill said this was the sixth officer-involved shooting.


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