20-Year-Old Recovering After Being Shot By Las Vegas Police

Police say a 20-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being shot by an officer early this morning in a shootout near a Home Depot store.

Kerry Purnell was charged with attempted murder of a police officer, felony resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

Purnell was seen near a Home Depot a block west of The Orleans casino-hotel just after midnight when he was questioned by an officer.

Police say the man then fled on foot, pulled out a gun and started shooting.

The officer returned fire and hit Purnell in the right calf.

The man was arrested at a nearby hotel.

The officer was placed on paid administrative leave.


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