Nevada Highway Patrol soldier criticizes I-15 incident
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – A Nevada Highway Patrol Soldier is in critical condition after an incident on Interstate 15 Tuesday afternoon.
It is believed that the soldier was struck by a vehicle which was being pursued by other law enforcement officers.
After the soldier was shot, the person in the vehicle who was being pursued was shot and killed.
The chase began near Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the car is believed to have been stolen in a carjacking.
The soldier was taken to UMC Trauma. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are in charge of the investigation.
No further information was provided during the brief press conference. The Clark County Coroner will identify the deceased at a later date.
Northbound I-15 has been closed between Flamingo Road and Sahara Avenue. Southbound lanes are closed from Lake Mead Boulevard to Spring Mountain Road.
Las Vegas police announced shortly before 5 p.m. that the northbound lanes had reopened. Shortly after 10 p.m., the southbound lanes resumed normal service.
Police activity closed the southbound lanes of Interstate 15 near US 95 and the Spaghetti Bowl. Las Vegas Police have confirmed they are assisting the Nevada Highway Patrol in a chase that ended on I-15. However, they were unable to provide further information.
13 Action News was unable to contact the Nevada Highway Patrol to confirm any information.
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#FASTALERT UPDATE: 13:02, Jul 27, 2021
I-15 NB closed Flamingo in the Sahara and I-15 SB closed from Lake Mead Blvd to Spring Mountain. Use other routes.
– RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) July 27, 2021
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