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Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers were responding around 6:10 p.m. Saturday to a report of a robbery and battery with a deadly weapon incident near Charleston Boulevard and Mojave Road when a man, who was not involved in the investigation, came out of his apartment.

Police reported that he initially engaged officers in conversation before going back into his apartment. After the suspect got a handgun and shot the officer just below his eye, officers returned fire and struck the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wounded officer was treated at UMC Trauma where he was treated and released, KTNV TV reports.

The preliminary investigation indicates the suspect was armed with a pellet-type handgun. The suspect's identity has not yet been released.