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July 23, 2014

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Man shot by officer charged with attempted murder

Officer-involved shooting

Police on Sunday identified a Las Vegas man shot by an officer Saturday evening at a condominium complex in the southwest valley.

Metro Police responded at 5:14 p.m. Saturday to the Las Verdes condominiums in the 4800 block of South Torrey Pines Drive on a report of a man who apparently had taken pills and was suicidal, police said. Officers arrived at the residence, approached the open door and tried to speak to a man inside.

The man, identified as Sasa Pudar, 37, was alone in the residence, police said.

Police said Pudar had blood on him and blood was seen on the floor. He also was in possession of a large screwdriver, police said.

Authorities said the man rushed "in an aggressive manner" from the door toward the porch outside where officers were standing. An officer then shot Pudar, and he fell to the ground and was taken into custody, Metro Police said.

Pudar was taken to University Medical Center for treatment and was booked absentia in the Clark County Detention Center in connection with attempted murder on a police officer with a deadly weapon.

The name of the officer involved wasn't being released Sunday.

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