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Jail Escapee Shot By Police In Stolen Vehicle

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a Las Vegas police officer shot a jail prisoner who escaped in shackles in a stolen pickup truck after a medical clinic visit and led officers on a wreck-filled chase before running out of gas near downtown casinos.

Police Capt. Nichole Splinter told reporters the man was hospitalized with a left shoulder wound and no one else was seriously injured in the Wednesday incident.

It occurred about the same time Splinter says the man was due for sentencing as a repeat felon on charges that could get him life in prison. His name wasn't made public by police.

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A prosecutor and defense lawyer told The Associated Press that court officials told them the 52-year-old man missed sentencing for medical issues.

A judge rescheduled sentencing for Thursday.