Las Vegas police officer saved from bullet by badge.

A North Las Vegas Police officer was shot Saturday night,…

A North Las Vegas Police officer was shot Saturday night, but the round struck his badge and he suffered only minor injuries, authorities said.

The officer was on patrol about 9:55 p.m. in the area of Losee Road and Deer Springs Way when he heard shots coming from an apartment complex, police said.

The 31-year-old officer, whose name was not immediately released, came upon a “suspicious person” near Deer Springs and McCarran Street and tried to stop him, police said.

At that point, there was an exchange of gunfire between the officer and the suspect in which the officer was struck. The suspect, who fled, may also have been hit, police said.

Police were searching for the gunman. No further details were released.

For more information click on over to the Las Vegas Sun.

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  • Adam Broussard

    Was he not wearing his vest?