LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) - A man is dead and two people are on the loose after police say an armed robbery attempt was prevented with a self-defense shooting.
The incident occurred around 9:25 p.m. on the east side of an apartment complex near Spencer Street and East Tropicana Avenue, according to Metro Lt. Dan McGrath. A man and woman were exiting their car when three black males came up - one holding a gun - and tried to take the woman's purse.
The driver had his own gun and shot and killed the suspect. The other two men left the scene.
Witnesses at the scene confirm the sequence of events, according to McGrath. A weapon believed to belong to the suspect also was recovered at the scene.
The suspects still on the loose are described as black men in their late teens or early 20s. Both were wearing dark clothing.
The incident remains under investigation.