Juvenile reportedly grazed by officer’s bullet after Las Vegas police confront armed man near Bellagio

Posted at 8:45 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-23 17:17:17-05

LAS VEGAS — A portion of the Las Vegas Strip was closed in both directions Saturday night after a police officer reportedly fired on an armed suspect who would not comply with police commands, and a juvenile bystander was grazed by a bullet.

FOX 5 in Las Vegas Reports the incident began around 8:10 p.m. MT Friday near the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino as police responded to reports of a man who was weaving through traffic while waving around and pointing a gun.

Las Vegas Metro Police tell FOX 5 an officer made contact with the armed man, and the suspect did not comply with orders to surrender. The officer then fired on the armed man, but missed and struck a nearby juvenile. That bystander was taken to a hospital and later released, and another bystander was not injured but had a bullet graze their clothing.

There were no reports of further injury, and the man was taken into custody.

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Twitter user Jill Honken posted a photo and video that appears to show the scene of the shooting, and in one video what sounds like gun shots can be heard during the fountain show.

FOX 13 News will have more information as further details emerge.