Lombardo said officers were dealing with a large group of rioters at a George Floyd protest near the Circus Circus hotel-casino when the officer went down.
Rioters were allegedly throwing rocks and debris at the officers before the officer was shot, KTNV Las Vegas reports.
"Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd," said Lombardo during the press conference. "Officers were attempting to get some of the protesters in custody when a shot rang out and our officer went down."
SWAT and K9 at the scene responded and were able to apprehend the suspected shooter while a second shooting was also notified: