News Release

Henderson Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

November 03, 2017

Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police are investigating an early morning shooting that involved an on-duty Henderson Police officer. 

Today at approximately 5 a.m., a patrol officer conducted a traffic stop near West Atlantic Avenue and West Pacific Avenue on 40-year-old Robert Clark and his passenger, 33-year-old Courtney Ellis, both felony suspects wanted in connection with multiple burglaries and fraudulent related activities.

Clark, driving a red 1995 Cadillac DeVille, fled the scene after initially stopping and a short pursuit ensued. Once on the 200 block of Bismark Way, Clark rammed a police patrol vehicle with his vehicle. An officer fired one round from his duty weapon, missing Clark.

The suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

The officer and suspects were uninjured during the incident.

A parallel investigation is being conducted by Henderson Police Department’s Investigative Services Bureau and its Use of Force Training and Analysis Unit.

Clark and Ellis are being held at the Henderson Detention Center on various charges of burglary, conspiracy and fraud related charges. Clark is additionally being charged with battery with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and felony evading.

This is the first officer-involved shooting of 2017. The name of the officer involved will be released after 48 hours per department policy.

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