Las Vegas Metropolitan Police described their fellow officer as a hero after she shot and killed a suspect who shot her in the pelvis Saturday, causing her to collapse.
LVMPD Assistant Sheriff John McGrath held a news conference Tuesday on the police shooting that happened early Saturday morning. Officer Tierney Tomburo, 24, was the officer who was seriously wounded and shot suspect Gabriel Charles, 27. The incident began with a traffic stop, Fox 5 reports.
McGrath said Tomburo fired four rounds. Charles fired one round before his gun malfunctioned with a stovepipe jam, LVMPD said.
Tomburo was taken to University Medical Center and is currently recovering at home, McGrath said. McGrath said Tomburo’s response was heroic and the department was proud of her response.
“She is at home, but in a lot of pain. But we have every hope that she’ll be back to work as soon as possible,” McGrath said.
Police would not disclose Charles’ criminal history, but he was prohibited from having a firearm.