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Henderson Police Investigate Shooting Resulting in Delayed Death

January 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. – On January 8th at approximately 8:30 p.m., the City of Henderson Police and Fire Department responded to the intersection of Kentwood Peak Avenue and Wagner Valley Street in reference to a gunshot being heard and a person laying in the street.

Upon police arrival, officers located an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound and the suspect(s) outstanding.  The male was transported to Sunrise Hospital in poor condition. 

Henderson Detectives preliminary investigation revealed the incident to be a drug related Robbery where the victim attempted to conduct a “drug rip” on two males meeting him for the sale of narcotics, an altercation ensued between them resulting in the male being shot.

The two males involved were identified as 19-year-old Eduardo Rosario and 18-year-old Brian Vergara and were taken into custody for this incident on January 10th.

Rosario was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on one count of Battery with a Deadly Weapon Substantial Bodily Harm and one count of Possession with Intent to Sell Schedule I/II.

Vergara was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on one count of Possession with Intent to Sell Schedule I/II.

Their booking photos are attached.

Henderson Detectives learned the male that had been shot succumbed to his injuries on January 12, 2020.

The name of the decedent will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.

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

This is being investigated as the first homicide for the City of Henderson for 2020.

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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