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Henderson Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

March 01, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

Henderson, Nev. – On February 29th, at approximately 12:10 p.m., the City of Henderson Police Department responded to the 800 block of Viento Del Montagna in reference to reports of a violent domestic battery involving a weapon.

Officers arrived on scene and encountered an adult male subject armed with a knife in front of the residence.  Officers deployed 40mm less lethal rounds which were ineffective. The male continued to aggress officers resulting in an officer-involved shooting. Officers immediately began life saving measures, however the subject succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The name of the decedent will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office pending notification of the next of kin.

No officers were injured during this incident.

As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

This is the first officer-involved shooting in 2020.

The involved Henderson Police 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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