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Police ID Man Shot by Officers Thursday

LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegas police have identified the man shot by police on Blue Diamond Road Thursday. Police say 29-year-old Jose Castro, Jr. was shot by officers Thursday afternoon.

Police say Castro shot his girlfriend near I-15 after a domestic dispute. Police say four people were riding in the SUV around 2:30 p.m. An argument broke out inside as the vehicle traveled along I-15.

Police say Castro became violent and took out a shotgun. Three people bolted from the SUV. Castro allegedly opened fire and shot a woman as she tried to flee.

"Basically, we got a guy that's pretty violent. They're not going to stay in the area. They're trying to get out of there, so they don't get hurt," said Metro Police Lt. Lew Roberts.

Emergency crews rushed her to University Medical Center in critical condition.

When officers arrived, Castro allegedly fired at least one round randomly at passing drivers. Police say he also fired at them. One officer returned fire, striking the suspect. Metro says when the officer began to handcuff the shooter, he violently resisted, forcing officers to use a TASER on him. Crews transported Castro to the hospital in critical condition.

Castro has been charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into a structure.