News Release

Henderson Police Arrest Wife in Husband’s Stabbing

November 05, 2017

Henderson, Nev. A 50-year-old Henderson woman was arrested yesterday afternoon for murder after stabbing her husband during a domestic dispute.

Henderson Police arrested Shirron Gayles-Zanders after police officers responded to the couple’s residence on the 1100 block of Strada Pecei on Nov. 4 around 11:20 a.m.

Officers were initially dispatched to the residence for a civil stand-by at the husband’s request so he could retrieve property. The victim did not wait for police and entered the residence where an argument ensued between the victim and Gayles-Zanders.

During the argument, Gayles-Zanders retrieved a knife and fatally stabbed her husband multiple times.

Officers arrived on scene, discovered the victim and immediately began life-saving efforts, but he succumbed to his injuries.  Gayles-Zanders was arrested without incident at the scene.

The name of the victim will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Gayles-Zanders is being held at the Henderson Detention Center on a charge of open murder.

A booking photograph is attached.

This is the ninth homicide investigated in 2017.

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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