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Henderson Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

November 21, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. – On November 20th, 2019, at approximately 7:13 p.m., the City of Henderson Police Department responded to the 1200 block of W. Warm Springs Road in reference to a
panic alarm coming from the freezer of a fast food establishment.

Arriving officers located a 35-year-old male employee in the freezer of the establishment with a gunshot wound.  The male victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition and has been upgraded to stable condition.

Witnesses on scene directed officers to the area the suspect had last been seen. The male suspect was located on foot on a nearby median armed with two handguns.  Officers contacted the male, who immediately began firing shots at officers, resulting in the use of deadly force. 

The 18-year-old suspect was transported to Sunrise Hospital in unknown condition, where it was later learned he succumbed to his injuries.

No officers were injured during this incident.

The identity of the male, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Preliminary investigation suggests that the deceased suspect is a primary suspect in several armed commercial robberies that recently occurred within the City of Henderson.

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

This is the fifth 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.
 
Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509

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