- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man shot by a Las Vegas police officer after he allegedly ran with a gun from a carjacking scene and tried to steal a police shotgun and patrol vehicle was free while awaiting sentencing in a previous felony weapon possession case, according to court records.

Jamal Gwynn, 27, was hospitalized after the late Friday shooting in northwest Las Vegas, but is expected to recover to face attempted murder, auto theft, robbery, property damage and weapon charges, according to police accounts.

It wasn’t immediately clear Monday if he’ll be able to make a Wednesday court date in the carjacking case. It didn’t appear he would make sentencing Tuesday in the 2015 weapon case. Records show he pleaded guilty in December, and was free without bail.

A deputy Clark County public defender who represented Gwynn, Zohra Bakhtary, said she had planned to seek probation in the weapon case. She said she had no information about the new case and didn’t immediately know if it would affect the 2015 case.

The officer who shot Gwynn on Friday, identified as Patrick Sherwood, 31, was on paid leave while the shooting is investigated. Sherwood has been a Las Vegas police officer since May 2007.

Police officials are expected on Tuesday to release details of the investigation of the sixth police shooting in Las Vegas this year. One has been fatal.

Department officials have said Sherwood was investigating a report of an armed carjacking at an apartment complex when he chased Gwynn on foot and scuffled with Gwynn before Gwynn ran to the officer’s patrol car and tried to retrieve a shotgun.

Sherwood opened fire, and shot again when Gwynn allegedly drove the vehicle toward him, police said.

The wounded suspect allegedly crashed the police vehicle through the gate of an apartment complex before he was apprehended about a block away, according to police accounts.

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