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Henderson Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting #7

December 13, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT ROD PENA, (702) 267-4775

Henderson, Nev. – On December 12th, at about 4:00p.m., City of Henderson Police Department Officers conducted a traffic stop on a 2018 blue Suzuki motorcycle, occupied by an operator with no helmet and a helmeted passenger, at the 300 block of Cannes Street.

Preliminarily, officers conducted an in field investigation which revealed the motorcycle’s license plate had been altered and the motorcycle reported stolen to the Boulder City Police Department.  The subjects alleged to officers that a male subject standing outside of an adjacent residence was the owner of the motorcycle, and that male fled into the backyard of a residence.  When officers pursued him, it resulted in an officer-involved shooting.

The male identified as 42-year-old Daniel Thornburg was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical but stable condition.

Thornburg faces (5) counts of Attempted Murder of a Protected Person, (1) count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and (1) count of Ex-Felon Possession of a Firearm, all felonies. No booking photo is currently available.

The occupants of the motorcycle were temporarily detained, cooperative with the investigation, and subsequently released.

No officers were injured during this incident.

As this is an open investigation, no further details will be released at this time.

This is the seventh officer-involved shooting in 2019.

The involved Henderson Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, and 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.

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