The suspect is in custody, police said.
Police told KTNV the suspect — who’s in custody — approached the cruiser just after noon and fired three shots “ambush-style” at the officers who had just departed the scene of a disturbance call. The officers fired no shots, police told the station.
The officer hit by gunfire was in stable condition at a hospital.
It’s the second time in three days that a Las Vegas police officer has been shot in the line duty. Officer Jeremy Robertson was shot in the upper leg Friday morning while answering a call; two suspects were taken into custody, KTNV said. (Read more from “Las Vegas Cop Shot ‘Ambush-Style’ While Sitting in Patrol Car at Traffic Light” HERE)