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VIDEO: Robbery Victim Narrowly Escapes Being Killed When Attacker’s Gun Jams

Las Vegas, NV – Security footage captured the moment when a robbery victim was nearly shot by a suspect who attacked him in broad daylight outside his home (video below).

The harrowing incident occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. on July 24, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) said in a press release.

Investigators said a man had just returned to his residence near the 2800-block of Faiss Drive and was parking his vehicle in his garage when he was approached by a man he did not know.

The unidentified suspect allegedly demanded that the man hand over his property, so the victim took off running, police said.

Security footage showed the armed suspect chasing after the victim as he fled across the street towards a house.

Investigators said the suspect was carrying a handgun and was “trying to shoot” the victim, but that the gun failed to fire.

The victim fumbled with a gate and scrambled out of the camera’s view as the suspect turned heel and ran off, the video showed.

The victim was not physically injured during the ordeal.

Police said the gunman jumped into a newer-model black sedan parked nearby and fled the area.

The car also has dark tinted windows and black wheels, according to the LVMPD.

The manhunt for the suspect remained ongoing.

Police described the gunman as a black male between the ages of 18 and 25.

He was last seen wearing dark pants, a white t-shirt, and white athletic shoes.

The LVMPD urged anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to contact the police department.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin

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