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Henderson Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

April 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA FARRELL, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. – On April 19th, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the City of Henderson Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Galindo Court in reference to reports of a family disturbance involving an intoxicated male who was reportedly armed.

Preliminarily, officers arrived on scene and contacted the male who was uncooperative.

During the encounter, the male produced a handgun resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

The suspect was struck by gunfire and officers immediately began life saving measures however, the subject succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

An officer sustained minor injuries during the exchange of gunfire and was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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

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

This is the second officer-involved shooting in 2020.

The involved Henderson Police Officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, and their 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 Rod Peña, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509

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