Henderson PD investigating an OIS

Everything began with claims of a kidnapping

Associated Press
October 16, 2020 - 9:44 am

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A man is in the hospital after he was shot by Henderson police near the Galleria Mall on Thursday night.

Police Department Lt. John Plunkett said officers responded after a man reported that he had escaped a kidnapping.

A short distance away, officers found the car and suspect as described by the man. The driver led officers on a 3-mile chase that ended when the driver crashed into another vehicle at Boulder Highway and Galleria Drive.

Plunkett said the man then got out of his car with a gun in hand, and an officer shot him multiple times.

The man who was shot was taken to a nearby hospital, police said. His condition is not known. No other injuries were reported.

Plunkett said the suspect will be arrested once he’s released from the hospital.