Wanted fugitive shot by Las Vegas police after confrontation

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Wanted fugitive shot by Las Vegas police after confrontation

CREATED Mar 5, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A wanted fugitive was shot by Las Vegas police following a confrontation.

On Tuesday at approximately 11:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 1600 block of North Rancho Road to investigate a report of a male attempting to pass what appeared to be a counterfeit bill at a convenience store.

Arriving officers were notified the suspect had left and was possibly at a casino also located in the 1600 block of North Rancho Road.

Patrol officers then went to the casino and located the suspect inside. As the officers led the suspect outside of the casino, a confrontation occurred between the three officers and the suspect.

Sometime during the confrontation, the suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband and refused commands to drop the weapon. The three officers subsequently discharged their duty weapons, striking the suspect multiple times.

WATCH: YouTube: Capt. Csaba Maczala discusses the shooting

The suspect was taken into custody and transported by medical personnel to the UMC Trauma Center where he was listed in critical condition.

The preliminary investigation into this incident indicated the suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Jason Mahe, had an active fugitive warrant for a parole violation from Ohio. Mahe was booked in absentia for the fugitive warrant and further charges are pending.

This was the third officer-involved shooting of 2014. The identity of the officers involved with be released after 48 hours.