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September 30, 2014

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Metro identifies suspects in Sunday shooting

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Brandon Ogonowski

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Christina Harrington

Metro Police have identified two suspects in Sunday's shooting incident involving several patrol officers.

Brandon Joseph Ogonowski was shot and injured by a police officer, according to a Metro press release sent Monday.

The 28-year-old Las Vegas resident is still hospitalized, but was booked in absentia on several charges: attempted murder of a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer with a deadly weapon and felony evading.

In addition, Ogonowski had two outstanding warrants against him in connection with a Dec. 29 robbery in which the victim was shot. Ogonowski was also charged with burglary and possession of stolen property. His bail is set at $120,000.

Ogonowski's partner Christina Harrington, a 24-year-old Las Vegas resident, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on charges stemming from the previous robbery: robbery with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery and grand larceny auto.

Harrington's bail is set at $80,000. She is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

Metro's press release also described Sunday's shooting incident:

Officers were investigating a suspicious car parked in the 2100 block of Sunrise Avenue a little after 4 a.m. Sunday when they recognized Ogonowski, who was suspected of robbery and shooting the victim on Dec. 29.

As officers attempted to remove Ogonowski and Harrington from the car, they drove off. Officers chased the car to the 600 block of North 12th St., near Bonanza Road, where the suspects got out and fled by foot in different directions.

Ogonowski fired multiple shots from a handgun at police, and one officer returned fire, hitting the suspect. Ogonowski was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, and the woman was arrested a short time later.

No officers were injured in the shooting. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave. His identity will be released after 48 hours, per Metro policy.

Police are still investigating the shooting and robbery. They urge anyone with information to contact Metro Police Homicide at 702-828-3521, or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

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