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Clark Co. deputy fires weapon at hit-and-run suspect bit by police dog

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A deputy fired his weapon while taking a suspect into custody late Monday night, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a hit-and-run collision in the 9700 block of Tenny Creek Drive at around 11:50 p.m. When deputies arrived at the area, they located the fleeing vehicle and began pursuing it.

The sheriff's office said the suspect crashed the vehicle and then fled on foot. Deputies began to chase on foot and caught up to the suspect near Northeast 98th and Tenny Creek Drive.

According to the sheriff's office, while deputies were taking the suspect into custody one deputy fired his weapon. The sheriff's office did not say why the deputy fired his weapon.

One of the deputies and the suspect were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The deputy was released from the hospital and placed on critical incident leave, which is standard policy, the sheriff's office says.

The suspect was treated for injuries related to the vehicle crash and a bite from a K9 officer, deputies say. The K9 was not hurt but is being evaluated as a precautionary measure. 

The suspect has been booking into the Clark County Jail, where he faces multiple charges stemming from Monday night's incident, as well as previously issued warrants. 

The Regional Major Crimes Team is investigating. 

No other information has been released at this time.

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