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Man Armed With Box Cutter Shot, Killed By Henderson PD

This Is The Second Officer-Involved Shooting In Henderson In 2018

September 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm

HENDERSON, NV (KXNT) - You just don't hear about too many officer involved shootings in Henderson. There's been a recent one. 

Henderson Police are Investigating a shooting that involved officers responding to a 9-1-1 call of an unknown disturbance.

Preliminary investigation indicates that today at approximately 4:15 a.m., Henderson Police Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Point Vista Avenue in reference to a 9-1-1 call.
Upon arrival to the residence officers could hear loud screams coming from within the residence. Officers forced entry into the residence and encountered a male armed with a box cutter along with a female in obvious distress. Officers immediately began giving verbal commands at which time the male exited a closet and charged officers wielding the box cutter. Officers responded with deadly force.

The female was transported to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries and the male was pronounced at the scene. The identity of the male will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office pending next of kin notification. This is the second officer-involved shooting for 2018.

The involved officers have been placed on routine 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.