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Suspect Involved in Shootout With Police Outside Bellagio Dies

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Associated Press
Published on:
Mar/16/2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a robbery suspect wounded during in a brief shootout with police outside the Bellagio hotel-casino on the Strip has died. An officer shot in his bulletproof vest escaped serious injury.


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Police Capt. Nichole Splinter said the suspect robbed the packed casino Friday night and was confronted by four officers as he tried to carjack a vehicle in the valet lot.

Splinter said the suspect fired at least one shot at an officer before being shot by a second officer.

She said the suspect's bullet hit the chest of the officer, whose vest probably saved his life.

A police spokesman, Officer Aden OcampoGomez, confirmed the suspect's death Saturday.

No identities were released. Police did not disclose how much money the suspect took in the holdup.

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