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.
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.