Las Vegas police officer wounded after a struggle over gun

July 4, 2021 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer was shot and wounded early Sunday after a struggle with a man who was being arrested, authorities said.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said some officers were working a concert at Allegiant Stadium around 1:30 a.m. when they responded to a disturbance incident involving a man.

The officers took the man into custody and began to escort him to a security office.

But a struggle ensued and the suspect was able to gain access to an officer’s gun.

The man then fired the weapon, striking an officer.

Police said the wounded officer was transported to hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The name and age of the officer haven’t been released yet.

A second officer was treated at a hospital for minor injuries suffered in the struggle.

Other officers were able to subdue the unidentified man and get him to a hospital for an evaluation.