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July 29, 2014

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Metro officer involved in shootout identified

A Metro Police officer involved in a non-fatal shootout Thursday night in the northeast valley has been identified as Ryan McNabb.

McNabb, 38, has been employed by the LVMPD since August 2004.

Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, McNabb tried to stop a vehicle near Lake Mead Boulevard and Walnut Road, according to a Metro spokesman. Instead of stopping the car, the suspect fired several shots from inside the vehicle and kept going.

As McNabb followed, the suspect fired more shots. Later, at Carey Avenue and Dolly Lane, McNabb saw the vehicle pulled over. As he approached, the suspect fired, prompting the officer to fire back, according to Metro. McNabb was not hit.

The suspect ran but was located by a police dog in a backyard in the 4500 block of El Tovar Avenue. Police said the suspect did not follow their commands, so they deployed the police dog on him. He was taken into custody and identified as Joshua Bacharach, 30.

Bacharach was treated for injuries from the dog at University Medical Center. He is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on charges of attempted homicide, discharging a weapon from a moving vehicle, possession of a firearm by a prohibited subject and evading arrest.

McNabb, of Northeast Area Command, has been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending a review of the event.

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