Henderson Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting
September 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775
Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police are Investigating a shooting that involved officers responding to an armed robbery.
Preliminary investigation indicates that today at approximately 4:52 a.m., Henderson Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Teton Ranch Avenue and Carnegie Street in reference to a violent armed robbery.
During the initial investigation, Officers identified a suspect vehicle, which was observed in the area of Boulder Highway and Texas Avenue. Officers initiated a traffic stop, however the vehicle failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle stopped in the area of Gibson Road and Trail Canyon Road. The driver exited the vehicle, produced a firearm and a short foot pursuit ensued, ending in an Officer Involved Shooting.
The male suspect was pronounced at the scene, his identity will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.
This is the third officer-involved shooting for 2018.
The involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and their names will be released after 48 hours, per department policy.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4911, 3-1-1, or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit Crime Stoppers website. Tips directly leading to a felony arrest or an indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may result in a cash reward.
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