LAS VEGAS, Nev. (702 Times, NV Globe) – The officer who shot and injured a suspect during a foot chase on Christmas Day has been recognized by the Henderson Police Department.
According to a news release, Officer Jordan Hijar has worked with the department since December 2020. He has been assigned to the field operations bureau and is on paid administrative leave.
According to police, Hijar was called to the vicinity of Tiger Lily Way and Viewmont Drive, between Horizon Drive and the Interstate 11 motorway, on Sunday, December 25.
According to Henderson Police, there were two persons in the neighborhood who matched the description of suspects wanted in some auto burglaries that morning.
A burglary victim phoned Hijar and stated that the two suspects were still in the neighborhood, and that a pistol had been stolen from the car.
Hijar apprehended the two suspects, who refused to obey verbal directions, and a brief foot pursuit began. According to police, one of the suspects pulled out a weapon during the chase. Hijar fired, hitting the man.
Ozzie Seeman, a 20-year-old suspect, was brought to a nearby hospital. His condition was characterized as stable by police.
Seeman is charged with resisting an officer with a firearm, grand theft of a firearm, conspiracy to conduct burglary, and car burglary. According to court documents, his bail is set at $36,000 USD.
The second suspect was apprehended a short distance away. The suspect is a minor, and their identity has not been disclosed, but they are charged with auto burglary, resisting arrest, grand larceny of a pistol, and conspiracy to conduct burglary, according to police.
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