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NLV Police identify man who allegedly shot at officer

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police arrested a man who they say shot at a North Las Vegas Police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, but they are still looking for the second suspect.

According to police, the shooting happened just before 5:30 p.m. near Cheyenne Avenue and Commerce Street. Detectives said it all started as a traffic stop that turned into a pursuit.

Po lie said when they tried to pull the car over, the suspects kept driving and fired shots at the motorcycle unit officer, in the area of Commerce Street and Brooks Avenue.  Detectives said the pursuit continued until the 1200 block of W. Alexander Road where the suspect's car crashed into a power pole.

Both occupants jumped out of the car and tried to flee the scene. North Las Vegas Police said the suspects fired shots multiple times during the pursuit. 

Police detained and arrested the driver, 22-year-old Christopher Young, for five charges, including attempted murder. The passenger remains at large. Police say they are unsure if this shooting is connected to a deadly shooting that happened in North Las Vegas Tuesday night.

"It's certainly something we will be looking into," said Sgt. Chrissie Coon, North Las Vegas Police.

Police had set up a search area Wednesday night from Martin L. King Boulevard to Revere Street and Alexander Road to Gowan Road to find the second suspect. Residents were allowed to leave the area, but no one was allowed in while they searched for the suspect. The second suspect was not found.

"We do have multiple resources assisting us trying to go through this neighborhood. The area that we're trying to search is a large area; it consists of a lot of backyards and a lot of people's homes and we really want to make sure we make every effort to find the suspect, " Sgt. Coon said.

Christopher Young