News Release

Henderson Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

April 10, 2019

Henderson, Nev. – On April 9, 2019, at approximately 8:00p.m., Henderson Police SWAT Team served a search warrant in the 6500 block of Curacao Drive in Las Vegas for the Southern Nevada Heroin Task Force.

Preliminary investigation indicates that after the Henderson SWAT Team successfully executed the search warrant and cleared the scene, a male suspect approached the residence armed with a gun in his hand while Task Force Detectives were completing the search warrant service.  Detectives gave verbal commands to the suspect to drop the gun as he continued toward Detectives.  Shots were fired by a Detective; the suspect retreated and was quickly taken into custody.  The suspect and Detectives were uninjured during the incident.

This is the second officer-involved shooting for 2019.

The involved Henderson Detective has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation and his name 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.

Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509


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