Henderson Man says He Shot 3 Vegas Cops in Defense

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 32-year-old Henderson man who shot and injured three Las Vegas police officers says he shot the officers in self defense because he thought they were home invaders and didn't identify themselves as police.

Emmanuel Dozier was due in court Tuesday for an initial appearance on attempted murder charges. He was being held without bail.

Dozier told Fox 5 News in Las Vegas that he was afraid of a home robbery and was just trying to protect his family. He says there was no way for him to know the men were police.

The officers were each shot in a leg, treated at University Medical Center and released.

Authorities say the officers had a warrant and were trying to do a drug search at the home.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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